Judge Robert Rinder is finally reunited with Oksana Platero’s grandparents after he finally found her grandmother and aunt in Ukraine after a week-long search
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Rob Rinder shared about the situation on the Ukraine-Poland border after returning to the UK after the search for a partner of the serious dance group Oksana Platero.
The criminal lawyer, 43, reported from the front line and told how he had traveled to the war-torn country last week in search of family members of his former dance partner.
The TV star documented his trip to the Polish border to Ukraine, where he had an emotional meeting with Oksana’s 85-year-old grandfather and 95-year-old grandmother.
During an appearance on Friday’s episode of Lorraine, Rob appeared on set to describe his time living on the border of the war-torn country and the “spirit of Dunkirk” he sees in there.
He told host Lorraine Kelly about his relationship with Oksana: “People watch Seriously and think it’s a hoo-ha payload when we say we’re going to be friends forever.
“It was TV, but actually, we became close and as soon as I saw what was happening in Ukraine, we contacted each other.”
Rob shared snaps earlier this week hugging Oksana’s aunt and grandmother, as the two women looked affectionate and told Lorraine that Oksana’s grandma Zoya hadn’t been able to get out of bed before running away Ukraine.
“They really went through an insurmountable trauma,” says Rob. The disabled escaped with whatever they could – so no wheelchairs or any other medical equipment they needed.
“They had absolutely nothing when we arrived except each other. We gave them what we could – a wheelchair, this and that. They give us tea and when you see her aunt hug me, they say even though it’s nothing, they are absolutely grateful for everything.
“She rested her head on my shoulder and just said thank you. What this crisis also brings to families is this: Hold on to your family. Hold on to democracy”.
Rob said that Oksana’s grandparents and aunt are currently staying in a small room in a “chalet” in Tuchow, Poland.
Robert and Oksana made it to the quarterfinals of the serious section, when they competed together in 2016.
Earlier this week, Robert said it was unclear where he could meet Oksana’s grandparents, but he hoped to meet them somewhere on Ukraine’s border with Poland.
In the meantime, Rob was stationed at the Ukraine-Poland border, where he said he had seen “the greatest thing in humanity”.
He said: “There was a big table handing out food, there was a British ex-soldier who drove 30 hours with the equipment, an ambulance driver on his days off, the police handing out whatever people needed when they needed it. arrive.
“There’s a lot of human courtesy there, offering whatever help they can. Every other reporter, despite all the horror we’re seeing, will tell you the same thing.
“Of course we need to do more – governments need to deal with the administrative work – but they will disappear with the overwhelming sense that in the face of this horror, humanity will step up and, especially the British, do your best.”
Lorraine airs at 9am on weekdays on ITV
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/rob-rinder-says-theres-dunkirk-26499526 Rob Rinder says there's 'Dunkirk spirit' on Ukraine border as he watches Professional Serious's family