BBC reporter Clive Myrie forced to take shelter underground amid rocket fire in Ukraine
Broadcaster Clive Myrie was forced to take shelter underground in Kyiv as tensions rise amid rocket fires in Ukraine
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BBC broadcaster Clive Myrie took shelter underground after the building he was reporting on in Ukraine was rocked by nearby rocket fire.
He covered the Russian invasion from the capital Kyiv, often alongside the group’s international correspondent Lyse Doucet.
Writing on Twitter on Monday, the broadcaster and host of Mastermind said the explosion was the closest one to their base and it rattled the windows.
He also shared a short video of the explosion, seen from across Kyiv’s skyline.
Myrie, 57, tweeted: “Now back in the underground bunker in Kyiv, our position rocked by nearby missile fire.
“Windows shake. The nearest explosion has not yet reached our base. Fighting is getting closer to Kyiv’s heart.”
Last week, Myrie and his colleague Doucet quickly put on their outerwear after they were interrupted by the siren of an airstrike during a live broadcast from a rooftop opposite St Michael’s Cathedral.
He later told the PA news agency: “You have to know that you are in the middle of a war zone, a live war zone and anything can happen.
“None of us are stupid enough to stand out there reporting while the bullets are pouring down, that would be crazy and to be honest no story is worth it, but the advice is we We can continue broadcasting as long as we’ve minimally protected the inclusion of Protective Equipment.
“So that’s what we did and that means we can continue to tell the story, convey that to the viewers so they understand what’s going on.”
Myrie reported on the ground from locations around the world including Tokyo, Paris, Vietnam, Los Angeles and Iraq during the 2003 war.
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