In a BBC News bulletin on Friday, Olga Malchevska reported on the latest developments in the war, with her colleague Karin Giannione, a BBC World presenter, as fighting broke out near to the city centre.
“I’ve just got a message from my mum,” she said as she was shown footage of the apartment complex. “She’s been taking shelter, she’s hiding in the basement. Luckily she wasn’t in our building.”
“”I just can’t believe it in my head,” she added. “What I’m seeing is somewhere I used to live.”
Writing on Twitter after the segment was broadcast, Ms Giannione said she and her colleague did not know until the the moment the footage was shown that the Ms Malchevska had a direct link to the building.
“Thankfully Olga’s family is safe,” she added.
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