BBC’s Clive Myrie flees Ukraine and shares a message to those fleeing Brighton News

BBC BROADCASTER Clive Myrie and his team have left Kyiv as Russian attacks on Ukrainian cities escalate.

The 57-year-old reported on the Russian invasion from the capital Kyiv, often alongside the company’s chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet.

But on Sunday evening Clive, who studied law at the University of Sussex, left the capital after taking shelter from underground missile fire.

Writing on Twitter, he said: “It was a long day of driving and queuing out of Kyiv.

“It is freezing cold, and you pray that those in neighboring countries will welcome you, do not despise you”.

The UN has reported that more than a million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion.

In a heartfelt message on social media, Clive expressed his sympathy to the families trying to leave the country.

He said: “My thoughts are with the million people who have fled #Ukraine because they could be killed.

“The millions who fled #syria and many more millions fleeing repression, poverty, war. They are all praying to be welcomed into other countries as human beings. That’s all they want.”

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Clive had been praised by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorris, along with other journalists, for “risking their lives to bring us unbiased and accurate news from a live war zone”.

Speaking in the Commons, she said: ‘At this point I would just like to express my sincere thanks and admiration to all those journalists working for the BBC, ITV and other news outlets who are risking their lives for us bring unbiased information and accurate news from a live war zone.

Clive also drew praise from fellow journalists, including former BBC and GB News reader Simon McCoy, who said: ‘You are doing an incredible job. Take care of yourself.

World At One presenter Sarah Montague said: “Watching @CliveMyrieBBC makes me very proud to work at the BBC. It is a class act.

During the first week of the conflict, Myrie and her colleague Douce quickly donned bulletproof vests after being interrupted by an air raid siren during a live broadcast from a rooftop opposite St. Michael’s Cathedral .

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This notice was published: 2022-03-07 14:26:04

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