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Episode 330: Dayana Yastremska on Escaping the War in Ukraine

March 2nd, 2022

With war suddenly raging in Ukraine after Russia's invasion, Ben is joined on this episode by Dayana Yastremska, the 21-year-old WTA player who had to flee her hometown of Odessa, Ukraine, after the bombs began dropping on her city.

Yastremska tells her journey of escaping via boat to Romania alongside her 15-year-old sister, her attempts to focus on tennis this week at a WTA tournament in Lyon, France, and her hopes and fears for what is happening back home in Ukraine, where her family remains.

Organizations you can support to help people in Ukraine include Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, and The Kyiv Independent

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