BBC's Clive Myrie and Lyse Doucet praised by viewers as they return to Kyiv rooftop
BBC News reporters Clive Myrie and Lyse Doucet have been praised by viewers as "the best duo ever" after returning to report from a Kyiv rooftop one year on from the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
On Thursday night's news bulletin, the colleagues were back on a familiar rooftop where they had reported from at the start of the war, summing up the events of the last year and what they expected to see next.
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Viewers were moved by their report, which focussed on the toll on the Ukrainian people, and offered their thanks for an insight into the conflict.
One viewer simply tweeted: "The best duo ever."
Personal reflections on the tragedy of Ukraine, from Russian soldiers and one woman’s war diary. We bring their testimonies together. Our film for #bbcnewsten @bbcone with @CliveMyrieBBC @tonyprod77 @pantiukhova pic.twitter.com/kNc9vZXaEF
— David McIlveen (@DeeMcIlveen) February 23, 2023
Someone else added: "@CliveMyrieBBC @bbclysedoucet are national treasures. Extraordinary journalists. Thank you. Take care."
Another person wrote: "An incomparable news bulletin. You and Lyse Douset set the standard for others to follow."
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Many noted how poignant it was to see the pair back on the same Kyiv rooftop - where Myrie had appeared to shed a tear during their report a year ago, and where they had had to change into flak jackets during one report.
One viewer tweeted: "Superb (Ukraine) coverage on the BBC News. @CliveMyrieBBC intro beautifully presented and a powerful piece of reporting. @bbclysedoucet & @CliveMyrieBBC roof top discussion of events a year ago gripping - took me straight back to that day. And here you are still - thank you both."
Someone else wrote: "@CliveMyrieBBC really odd to see you and @bbclysedoucet standing on the roof tops in @KyivIndependent a year on. Two brilliant, and brave, journalists. Thank You."
BBC News viewers also thanked Myrie and Doucet for their regular insights into life in Ukraine.
“it feels different..it is different..” a year ago stood in #Kyiv with @CliveMyrieBBC .. like everyone else wondering what will happen next #UkraineRussianwar #bbcnewsten pic.twitter.com/o6iWXGSGoK
— lyse doucet (@bbclysedoucet) February 23, 2023
One person wrote: "Watching BBC News on the eve of the first year since the invasion of #Ukraine. @CliveMyrieBBC is respectful, concise and professional - journalism at its best. Thank you for ‘taking us to the front’ with you from the safety of our homes. #bbcnews #Ukraine"
Another viewer tweeted: "Lyse and Clive, apart for your immense bravery I am in awe of your communication of the Ukrainian plight and their wonderful people. Your conclusion, the first year was the resolve of the people. Second year, is the resolve of the EU and USA. Inspirational broadcasts."