Triple M breakfast hosts shocked by bomb blast amid interview with Ukrainian politician
Triple M breakfast host Jess Eva was visibly stunned on Thursday when a bombing interrupted her live interview with a Ukrainian politician.
The former Block star, 37, was talking to Kira Rudik in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv when suddenly the camera shook and Rudik gasped.
The Ukrainian Voice Party leader then revealed that a missile strike had landed “very close” to where she was doing the interview.
Shocked: Triple M breakfast host Jess Eva (right) was visibly stunned on Thursday when a bombing interrupted her live interview with Ukrainian politician Kira Rudik (left)
Eva’s co-hosts Mark Geyer and Chris Page also conducted the interview.
The Sydney radio crew realized something was wrong when Rudik’s screen shook during their Skype call and she suddenly looked alarmed.
“What just happened, Kira?” Page asked.
Suddenly: The former Block star, 37, was talking to Kira Rudik (pictured) in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv when suddenly the camera shook and Rudik gasped
“There was a strike right here…it’s really close. It’s probably the closest we’ve ever seen,” the Ukrainian MP said.
‘It was a strike right now, it was very close…hold on, let me [check]’, she added, before speaking quickly in Ukrainian to someone off camera.
Shortly after, she cut the interview short.
Bombshell: Sydney Radio Crew realized something was wrong when Rudik’s screen shook during their Skype call and she suddenly looked alarmed
“They say they have to go out and check, so I have to stop… Thank you very much, and all the hugs from Ukraine,” signed the 36-year-old.
Earlier in the interview, Rudik, whose party opposes President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Servant of the People party, said “we were under constant attack…usually 10-15 airstrikes a day on the city.”
“So 10 to 15 times a day you have to go down to your bomb shelter and sit and hide with your family. It was actually very difficult,” she said.
Russia has stepped up its bombing campaign and missile strikes in recent days, hitting kyiv’s main television tower, two residential buildings in a town west of the city and the town of Bila Tserkva south of the capital. .
More than 677,000 people have fled Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, according to the UN refugee agency.
Eva’s co-hosts Mark Geyer (left) and Chris Page (right) also conducted the interview.