A Ukrainian journalist from the BBC network saw on TV footage of the building where her family lived in Kiev, destroyed after Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
“Yesterday, when I agreed to come here to your studio this morning, I couldn’t have imagined that at 3am London time I would find out that my house was bombed,” journalist Olga Malchevska told presenter Karin Giannone.
As she spoke, Malchevska received a message from her mother, whom she had not heard from until then.
“It doesn’t enter my head that what I’m seeing is a place where I used to live,” said the emotional journalist, unable to continue with the interview.
Karin Giannone clarified on her Twitter that Olga Malchevska’s family had not been affected.
“We didn’t know until that moment that it was actually [her family’s] building that had been hit. Fortunately, Olga’s family is safe,” she wrote.