As I write this, a fire is blazing in Grenfell Tower, west London, with reports of multiple deaths. My thoughts are with all those affected by this.
It’s a difficult time in the UK. Politically, in a mess, after the recent election, with terrorist attacks, and civilian death, a monthly event in recent times. In this last period I’ve been working in Donbass, in what is still a warzone, more people, civilians, have been killed in the UK by terrorist attacks, than in Donbass by war.
I see a sufficient quantity of anti-Britain comments. And, more than anyone, I accept that catastrophic political decisions, and foreign policy, with particular emphasis on the Tony Blair and post, period, have brought that upon us. However, the Great Britain I am from, and know, is a friendly country, of great people, and it’s always in my heart.
I’ll be back there soon, and my thoughts with Great Britain, at this time.
Here is my video reportage from the March 22nd terrorist attack in London –
After this, tragically, it was tragically confirmed there has been another victim of the attack, 31-year-old Romanian Andreea Cristea.
Very sad news, as it has been confirmed that Andreea Cristea, 31, the Romanian tourist thrown from Westminster Bridge into the Thames in the terrorist attack of March 22nd, has died in hospital.
Cristea’s life support machine was switched off by doctors St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Cristea was struck on the day her boyfriend had planned to propose to her.
Cristea, an architect, was in a critical condition, fighting for her life for 2 weeks before succumbing to injuries. Her family have released a statement calling their loved one “beloved and irreplaceable, a wonderful daughter, sister, partner, dedicated friend and the most unique and life loving person you can imagine, who was cruelly and brutally ripped away from our lives in the most heartless and spiritless way….
She will always be remembered as our shining ray of light that will forever keep on shining in our hearts.
There are no words to even begin to describe the crushing pain and emptiness that is left in our hearts.”
RIP to her, on this extremely sad news.
For further details read here, here, and here.
I posted this reportage earlier today, and then a short time later, read of the horrific events in St Petersburg. Thoughts with St Petersburg on this terrible day.
Anyone who was in London on July 7th, 2005 will know exactly what people in St Petersburg are experiencing, and not only. This, the first part of my two-part special reportage on the recent terrorist attack in London.
A couple of things to note about this recent reportage – I added a few of my favourite songs to accompany it, however due to YouTube policies, this means, for their own reasons, that the reportage isn’t playable on some devices, so, to be sure of watching it, best on a computer!
Also, just in case you fancied a break from my music, perhaps even adding your own, I left a few seconds quiet in the middle. Here’s the reportage!
Pleased to present you with my new reportage from the UK, London, all over London, about what Women’s Day means here!
For the weekend, I’m looking forward to bringing you special reportage about what Women’s Day means in London, having already been pleased to bring you reportage from the WASPI demo.
In the week, there’s going to be reportage from an unexpected place.
And then, preparing to leave London to return to report in Donbass, via many places, and much reportage across Europe, more, and Russia, there’s a to-do list of things to get to in London prior to departure, so join me as I work through that list.
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