BBC journalist Clive Myrie, 57, bravely stayed in the Ukrainian capital until the last moment and was forced to leave
BBC presenter Clive Myrie has revealed he fled Kyiv as he shared a devastating message about war-torn Ukraine.
The 57-year-old journalist bravely stayed in the Ukrainian capital until the last moment and was forced to leave.
He went on to share a photo of their vehicle stuck in traffic as he shared his thoughts on the devastation the Russian invasion has wreaked on Ukraine.
Clive wrote: “It was a long day of driving and queuing to get out of Kyiv. Imagine having to leave everything you know in a hurry because you’re being shot at! What are you packing? Do pets come with you? It’s freezing cold and pray that the neighboring countries will welcome you and not despise you!
“My thoughts are with the 1 million who have fled #Ukraine at risk of being killed. The millions who have fled #Syria and many other millions fleeing oppression, poverty and war. They all pray that they will be welcome as human beings in other countries. That’s all they ask 2/2 #refugees.”
Twitter users shared their heartbreak at his reflection on the situation, writing: “Heart breaks for everyone. I wish there was something I could do but I’m stuck in central England and so ashamed of our government. Hug our dog and girls extra tight every night I feel immensely grateful. But for the grace… #UkraineRussianWar #IStandWithUkraine.”
While another commented: “I literally cry every day. I’m thinking of everyone first thing into the night. I know this may sound strange but I almost feel guilty because I have a warm home, hot food, drinking wine and lying in bed thinking that I wish they all did the same. We sleep, they fight.”
A third wrote: “And what do you do when, like me, you have a disabled teenager in a wheelchair who needs constant medication? There must be thousands of people in this situation. It’s bad enough for the able-bodied; impossible for someone less agile. It’s the stuff of nightmares.
Fans also thanked him for his coverage and said they were glad to hear he and the rest of the team were doing well.
One tweeted: “Thanks for your reports and tweets. It is incredibly painful to watch and listen to. Hard feeling to be so helpless. Shocked what one person can do to millions. Many thanks to you and your crew.”
The situation in Ukraine continues to escalate after Putin’s troops shot at two British journalists in a horrific ambush on Friday.
Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay was hit by a bullet in the lower back when it rained on a car transporting his crew towards Kyiv on Monday.
Cameraman Richie Mockler was also hit by two shots to his body armor before the team managed to flee and duck for cover. They were later rescued by Ukrainian police.
The entire crew, including Sky News’ Dominque van Heerden and Martin Vowles, as well as local producer Andrii Lytvynenko, are understood to be safe now.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/breaking-bbc-presenter-clive-myrie-26400263 BBC presenter Clive Myrie flees Kyiv after spreading devastating messages about Ukraine