Nikita Kuzmin is reunited with his grandma in Poland after she escapes war in Ukraine

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Strictly’s Nikita Kuzmin was reunited with his grandmother in Poland on Friday after escaping the war in Ukraine.

The dancer, 24, took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps, explaining how his grandmother had walked more than five miles in the freezing cold and hadn’t slept for two nights.

He drove from Frankfurt, while his mother flew from Rome, and the family was reunited in Krakow.

Reunited: Their dinner date comes a month after Nikita reunites with his grandmother in Poland after escaping the war in Ukraine

Reunited: Their dinner date comes a month after Nikita reunites with his grandmother in Poland after escaping the war in Ukraine

Reunited: Strictly’s Nikita Kuzmin was reunited with his grandmother in Poland on Friday after she escaped war in Ukraine

Unfortunately, his aunt and other grandparents remain in Kiev.

He wrote: ‘REUNITED picked up my grandmother from Poland! She is so unbelievably brave and strong, not sleeping for 2 nights, walking 8km+ in the freezing cold, when on a normal day she can barely walk!

‘She traveled from Kiev, my mother flew from Rome and I drove from Frankfurt and we are all reunited in Krakow! Just so happy to be together.’

Nikita continued: “Waiting for my mother and grandmother at the train station, I was immersed in this situation for the first time in real life.

Big Escape: The dancer took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps, explaining how his grandmother had walked more than 5 miles in the freezing cold and not slept for two nights

Big Escape: The dancer took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps, explaining how his grandmother had walked more than 5 miles in the freezing cold and not slept for two nights

Big Escape: The dancer, 24, took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps explaining how his grandmother had walked more than 5 miles in the freezing cold and gone two nights without sleep

“While I know I should have been happy for my family, I couldn’t. I just had tears in my eyes because of how sad the situation is. How many thousands of children and women are doing their utmost to stay strong.

“I’ve seen people coming from the border, people waiting for the next train to go anywhere, hoping that somehow it would turn out alright, people who didn’t know what to do, since everything they’ve known as home, it’s not there. not anymore.’

He concluded: ‘So many emotions, but here’s a little piece of today.’

Family: he drove from Frankfurt, while his mother flew from Rome, and the family was reunited in Krakow

Family: he drove from Frankfurt, while his mother flew from Rome, and the family was reunited in Krakow

Family: he drove from Frankfurt, while his mother flew from Rome, and the family was reunited in Krakow

It comes after Nikita told how his family in Ukraine checks on each other every morning because of the “heartbreaking” war with Russia that continues.

He said his grandparents and the rest of his family call each other as soon as they wake up to ask ‘are you still alive?’

Nikita shared how he regularly contacts them to try to ‘uplift’ their spirits, but that their reality is ‘heartbreaking’ and ‘difficult’.

During Morning Live he said: ‘My grandparents, they try to cheer each other up, their morning starts when they call each other, that’s the first thing they do.

‘They just ask on the phone ‘are you still alive’ and they answer ‘yes, I’m still alive, are you alive?’. It’s the same as the last 12 days. This is their reality now.

“It’s hard for the people to hear my grandmother’s voice, every day it just gets harder to make them clear, but of course this is just hard. The war is on and it’s all just heartbreaking.”

Angry: Nikita has told how his family in Ukraine checks on each other every morning because of 'heartbreaking' war with Russia that continues

Angry: Nikita has told how his family in Ukraine checks on each other every morning because of 'heartbreaking' war with Russia that continues

Angry: Nikita has told how his family in Ukraine checks on each other every morning because of ‘heartbreaking’ war with Russia that continues

It comes after Nikita shared his heartbreak last week over his grandmother who was trapped in Ukraine amid the devastating Russian invasion.

During a performance on Thursday Lorraine, the dancer expressed fear about the problems his family is facing, admitting to the host that things are “incredibly scary.”

Nikita, who teamed up with Tilly Ramsay on the show last year, was born in Ukraine, but he and part of his family moved to Italy when he was just nine years old.

Love: Nikita shared how he regularly contacts them to try to 'uplift' their spirits, but that their reality is 'heartbreaking' and 'difficult'

Love: Nikita shared how he regularly contacts them to try to 'uplift' their spirits, but that their reality is 'heartbreaking' and 'difficult'

Love: Nikita shared how he regularly contacts them to try to ‘uplift’ their spirits, but that their reality is ‘heartbreaking’ and ‘difficult’

Via a video link from Germany, he told Lorraine, 62, that he calls his relatives every day after she got caught up in the conflict, stating that she was trying to protect him and his family from the worst news.

He explained: “Luckily we still have a connection with her, so we’re video calling all the time.

“She’s actually trying to protect us from fear. Whenever we can hear gunshots or explosions in the background, she always tells us it’s a movie she put on TV and only then, a few hours later, does she confess that it’s actually a real bomb, real gunshots – it is unbelievably scary.’

Nikita went on to share his pride in the strength and resilience of the Ukrainian people, noting that Russia is fighting not just the Ukrainian military, but the entire country.

During Morning Live he said: 'My grandparents, they try to cheer each other up, their morning starts when they call each other, that's the first thing they do'

During Morning Live he said: 'My grandparents, they try to cheer each other up, their morning starts when they call each other, that's the first thing they do'

Speaking: Nikita, who collaborated with Tilly Ramsay on last year’s show, was born in Ukraine, but he and his family moved to Italy when he was just nine years old

He added: ‘It is absolutely heartbreaking and now that I see the reports from Kiev, I am honestly trying to restrain myself, drink a little water and recover.

“But at the same time it is so inspiring to see the Ukrainian people fighting. The Russian army is not only fighting the Ukrainian army, it is fighting the whole country. Everyone comes together to fight for the country.’

The pro dancer also shared how heartbreaking it is to see the streets he grew up in destroyed by the effects of the war.

He continued: 'They just ask on the phone 'are you alive' and they answer 'yes, I'm alive, are you alive?'  It's the same as the last 12 days.  This is their reality now'

He continued: 'They just ask on the phone 'are you alive' and they answer 'yes, I'm alive, are you alive?'  It's the same as the last 12 days.  This is their reality now'

He continued: ‘They just ask on the phone ‘are you alive’ and they answer ‘yes, I’m alive, are you alive?’ It’s the same as the last 12 days. This is their reality now’

He said: ‘It’s absolutely heartbreaking and to see the streets where I grew up, where many of the Ukrainians grew up, I recognize the streets and now I see them being bombed, run over by tanks, fighting in the streets. It is wrong on so many levels.’

He also appealed to the government to call for a no-fly zone over Ukraine, pleading: “Please help us cover the sky – we need help.”

After his interview, the choreographer took to his Instagram stories to encourage his followers to help in any way they can by donating money, clothes and other items to help those in need in his home country.

Fears: During a performance last Thursday in Lorraine, the dancer expressed fear about the problems his family faces, admitting that things are “incredibly scary”

He wrote on social media: “Just don’t shut up. Talk about it, discuss, inform, post, repost, donate, do something. Put pressure on the government, put pressure on the hospitals, just don’t shut up.’

In addition to his calls for his stories, the star also uploaded a number of images of his family to his grid, with comments featuring a single red heart.

The post garnered a lot of positive and supportive comments from his fans and Strictly co-stars.

Shocking: In addition to his calls for his stories, the star also uploaded some images of his family to his grid, with comments featuring a single red heart

Shocking: In addition to his calls for his stories, the star also uploaded some images of his family to his grid, with comments featuring a single red heart

Shocking: In addition to his calls for his stories, the star also uploaded some images of his family to his grid, with comments featuring a single red heart

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