Helpless: BBC reporter Clive Myrie gets teary on live TV as he reports on violence in Ukraine
BBC reporter Clive Myrie was reporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine live from Kyiv after the first day of the war had covered the city in what one would describe as heart-breaking bloodshed and brutality. Myrie was reporting for BBC News at 10 last night in front of St Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. The reporter got teary as he reported the current situation of helplessness that had taken over the city, while sirens could be heard blaring around him.
The journalist explained that "fierce fighting" was taking place on Ukrainian land. He also informed that Russia had attacked the country "by land, sea, and air" and commenced a day of sheer violence as the invasion was underway. Viewers spotted a tear roll down the journalist's face as he introduced BBC News International Correspondent Orla Gueri. Countless viewers took to social media to express their shock after witnessing the ongoing violence in Ukraine's capital Kyiv.
Was that Clive Myrie shedding a tear whilst reporting from Kyiv? pic.twitter.com/NuQZOG5aGA— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) February 24, 2022
Since Myrie's live broadcast from Kyiv, a lot of Twitter users praised him for his empathy towards the situation and his composed conduct while reporting such brutal and heartbreaking state of the city. "Was that Clive Myrie shedding a tear whilst reporting from Kyiv?" a Twitter user wrote. "Clive Myrie had a literal tear running down his face, this doesn’t feel like the right thing to do right now," another user tweeted.
Clive Myrie had a literal tear running down his face, this doesn’t feel like the right thing to do right now.— Luan (@rllynotgood) February 24, 2022
"Extraordinary - Clive Myrie delivering the news from Kyiv with great dignity, and a tear on his cheek," a third user wrote.
Extraordinary - Clive Myrie delivering the news from Kyiv with great dignity, and a tear on his cheek.— Jack Blackburn 🇺🇦 (@HackBlackburn) February 24, 2022
The Ukrainian are facing invasion by Russia that had been previously anticipated for weeks by the US and western Allies. On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a "special military operation" on Ukraine, minutes after which ground and air explosions were heard across major cities of Ukraine. Many suspect that the invasion had been premeditated by the Russian leader who also allegedly recorded the televised declaration of the invasion at least three days prior to the day of the announcement.
The invasion began on Thursday with an array of missile strikes on major government and military installations. The strike was followed by ground assault. Civilians crowded onto trains, buses, and private vehicles to flee from the cities. The Ukrainian government announced that males between the age of 18 and 60 are banned from leaving the country and should come together to defend the nation during this time of the unfathomable crisis and brutality.