Reacting to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

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Hundreds gather in front of City Hall in San Francisco on Feb. 24, 2022, to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Beth LeBerge/KQED)

On Wednesday night, Berkeleyside journalist Ally Markovich sat in front of her living room TV with her housemates and watched as Russian forces invaded Ukraine, where she was born.

Ally is one of the more than 100,000 Ukrainian Americans living in California — roughly 20,000 of whom live in the Bay Area. She, like other members of the diaspora here, are watching and worrying for the safety of people in Ukraine.

Guest: Ally Markovich, Berkeleyside reporter