Terrell Jermaine Starr on life and war in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russian leader Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade Ukraine. Thousands from both countries have been killed. The United Nations says more than 5 million refugees have fled Ukraine, the biggest refugee crisis since World War II.
We were joined by a University of Illinois Journalism alum who's been covering the conflict from the front lines. He earned master’s degrees in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies and in journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and he was a student reporter at our host station, Illinois Public Media in 2008.
Terrell Jermaine Starr
Independent journalist | Founder and host, Black Diplomats podcast
Video from the scene. pic.twitter.com/nJbokgxKl2— Terrell Jermaine Starr (@terrelljstarr) February 28, 2022
Warning: The following video contains explicit language
I tag-teamed with @andrewkimmel to bring a Ukrainian granny from Kyiv to Warsaw. I escorted her to the Ukrainian-Polish border from Kyiv and Andrew drove us all to Warsaw from there. Andrew also picked up Vika, who miraculously made it out of Mariupol. #teamwork pic.twitter.com/mHIOFZ43so— Terrell Jermaine Starr (@terrelljstarr) April 1, 2022
Good afternoon from Kyiv.— Terrell Jermaine Starr (@terrelljstarr) March 28, 2022
Starting off this day with a photo of me from last summer in Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains. This is the gorgeous Ukraine I know and will introduce the world to via my tourism business once this war is over and it’s safe to do so. pic.twitter.com/iDDrTbdYvw
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