18 Mar 2022

Ukrainian Sergii Popov: from businessman to soldier

From First Up, 5:17 am on 18 March 2022

It's day 22 of the war in Ukraine with Russia's onslaught continuing overnight. We wanted to find out what it's like for ordinary Ukrainians who've found themselves at the centre of the conflict, so reached out to some people currently sheltering from the Russian attack. The first of two people you'll hear from this morning is Sergii Popov, a businessman who's traded his briefcase for a firearm. He's currently holed-up in the under-siege city of Kharkiv. Nathan Rarere asked Sergii what he was doing when the Russian military invaded.