A journalist from Ukraine was forced to cut her interview short on ITV’s Loose Women channel as sirens blared in the background as Russian forces continued to attack the country.
Loose Women’s Frankie Bridge admitted that the jury was “appalled” earlier this week, when an interview with a Ukrainian journalist was interrupted when sirens sounded.
Marichka Padalko, a broadcaster for one of Ukraine’s largest TV channels, appeared on ITV telecast about the war-torn country on Wednesday’s show.
Speaking with Ruth Langsford, Frankie Bridge, Janet Street Porter and Kéllé Bryan on the ITV show, Marichka shared about staying in Ukraine to continue covering the country amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis.
As they began the interview, however, Marichka was forced to cut it short because she heard a whistle in the background, while her colleagues in the newsroom could be seen rushing around.
She said: “What we’re hearing now in the studio is that the air strikes that have been announced on the set are having a live broadcast, so I’m going to have to be ready to fill in. It’s not. Luckily, I have to say goodbye and maybe join you on another occasion.”
The ITV show provided viewers with an update on Marichka’s location in Ukraine during Friday’s show, as fans took to Twitter to praise her strength and composure in the worthy situation. be afraid.
Panellist Frankie, who was at the studio during the first interview, said: “There was a moment where we actually just started the conversation and she said she had to go, the sirens would go off. .
“At the time, we didn’t know if they were peeled or where it was. We were all scared. It was a shock.”
“It’s happening in real time,” she continued. That just got us all sitting here and going, it’s really happening. I know it and we see it all the time, but you’re talking to someone in person and they have to rush away because someone else’s life is in danger. “
Then, the ITV daytime program broadcast a newly recorded message from Marichka in Ukraine, in which she thanked viewers for their support, saying: “I want to thank everyone for the many messages. after I appeared on Loose Women. It means a lot to us on such a difficult day, so thank you so much for your support.”
Later on Wednesday’s show, Marichka returned to the show to explain how drastically the Russian military attack affected her and her family.
“One of your colleagues this morning asked me ‘how are you’ and I don’t know the right answer,” she admitted, explaining that she was lucky her children were safe with their dad. mom.
Asked by Janet Street Porter if she could find a way out of all of this, Marichka explained: “They never expected such a resistance… Even in the Kremlin, they had to do it. disappointed that this mission has actually failed.”
Sending a message to the UK, Marichka tearfully urged everyone to cherish every moment with family.
Loose Women airs at 12:30 a.m. weekdays on ITV
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