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Video shows air-raid sirens forcing ABC host to stop interview with Ukraine's first lady and seek shelter

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Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelensky during ABC News interview
Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelensky responding to an air-raid siren during an interview with ABC News.ABC News
  • An ABC News interview with Ukraine's first lady was interrupted halfway through by an air-raid siren.

  • "Let's hope that it's a false alarm," said Olena Zelenska — the wife of Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

  • The interview was resumed 30 minutes later.

Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska's first one-on-one TV interview since Russia invaded Ukraine was interrupted halfway through because of a potential air strike.

During an exclusive interview with ABC News, broadcast on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday morning,  Zelenska told anchor Robin Roberts about how Ukrainians were becoming numb to the toll of war.

Just as she had finished describing how many Ukrainians ignore air-raid sirens, one started sounding and cut off the discussion.

Moments later, an air-raid siren could be heard.

"This is what you were talking about," Roberts said, per the video.

"Let's hope that it's a false alarm," said Zelenska, letting out a stifled laugh.

Roberts, Zelenska, and the crew then went to hunker down for safety. The interview resumed 30 minutes later, according to ABC, without anyone being harmed.

Air-raid sirens could be heard across Kyiv on Wednesday night, The Guardian reported.

Kyiv was ultimately not hit by missiles, but Ukraine's army has warned the capital's residents that attacks remain possible.

"The war is not over, it is too early for Kyiv residents to relax," said Andrii Kovalov, Press Officer of the 112th Kyiv Territorial Defence Brigade, on Wednesday, per the Ukrainian media outlet Ukrayinska Pravda.

"There is a threat to Kyiv, first of all, the threat of terrorist attacks by Russia with ballistic and cruise missiles," Kovalov continued.

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