Come strictly, star dancer Nadia Bychkova says she’s desperately trying to get her grandmother out of Ukraine.
The professional dancer, 33, admitted she still finds it hard to believe that war has come home to Ukraine.
Although she now lives in the UK, she hails from the Ukrainian city of Luhansk, and said her family has been in conflict since 2014, with many having to flee.
Speaking to GB News, she said: ‘It’s very difficult. In the part of Ukraine where you live, the war began a long time ago, in 2014.
So, in the worst possible way, we kind of got used to it. What’s hard is being so far away now because you used to get on the plane and two hours later you’re there.
Hard time: Come on, dance star Nadia Bychkova says she’s desperately trying to get her grandmother out of Ukraine
Saab: Nadia’s mother (pictured) recently returned to Ukraine, where the star explained it took her three days to travel
Now it takes three days to get there and you never know what could happen along the way.
“My mom travels a lot to see my grandmother and to make sure she’s okay. But it’s really hard.
And she continued: I still can’t believe that all this is happening. And it just doesn’t stop. I think at first I couldn’t believe it and thought, I hope, maybe it’s going to last a week or two, but we’ve been here over a year and it’s still going on.
“I’m trying to get my grandma here, but it’s hard because she’s older and she says, ‘Well, this is my home, I don’t want to leave.'”
But at the same time I am very worried if anything happens. There’s not much I can do right away because it’ll take me three days to get there.
Earlier this year, Nadia spoke about the hardships of a family still living in Ukraine.
She admitted that she constantly worried if her house in the country was okay because she remembers ‘there was a bomb in our living room’ from years ago.
Admitting that it is a difficult time for her and the world at the moment, Nadia noted that conflict has become a global problem.
Talking to the sunshe said that her grandmother still resides in Ukraine and that the house still has no heat or electricity except “once or twice a day for an hour”.
Noting her anxiety, the dancer continued, “Since 2014, I’ve been checking on YouTube ‘Is our house alright?'” We had a bomb in the living room.
We had to restore my grandmother’s house, and now the bombing has started again.
The Russian-Ukrainian war has been going on between Russia and Ukraine since February 2014.
Nadia went on to say her family members were “nearly killed” fleeing the conflict, but are now safe.
Her mother, Larisa, returned to Ukraine at the end of last year to visit her grandmother, and the star revealed that it took her three days to get there.
She concluded, “These are scary times, and they are certainly difficult, but it really helps that the world knows now, and it helps so many people.”
On a happier note, Nadia also discussed life with boyfriend Kai Widdrington, whom she met neatly.
The couple recently spent their first Christmas together and with the dancer’s six-year-old daughter, Mila.
LOVED: On a happier note, Nadia also discussed life with boyfriend Kai Widdrington, whom she met very delicately.
FAMILY: And recently appearing on Loose Women, she explained that Kai has already gotten the seal of approval from her daughter, Mila, 6, who “adores” him
And recently appearing on Loose Women, she explained that Kai has already gotten the stamp of approval from Mila – who “adores” him.
“It took a while because it wasn’t easy, you protect your child as best you can, but it’s great,” Nadia told the committee.
“It took a while but he proved himself in every possible way and Mila absolutely adores him!”
The dancer shares daughter Mila with her ex-fiancé, Slovenian footballer Mateja Ocaraput, with whom she separated in early 2021.