'Strictly' judge Motsi Mabuse fears she will never see husband's hometown in Ukraine

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BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY - APRIL 14: Motsi Mabuse and her husband Evgenij Voznyuk during the Gala Spa Awards at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa on April 14, 2018 in Baden-Baden, Germany. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for GALA)
Motsi Mabuse fears she will never see her husband Evgenij Voznyuk's hometown in Ukraine. (Getty Images for GALA)

Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse has said she fears she will never see her husband's hometown in Ukraine after it was attacked by Russian forces.

The 40-year-old professional dancer and star of the hit BBC show is married to Ukrainian national Evgenij Voznyuk, from the city of Kharviv, which is currently under siege by Russian troops.

Mabuse tweeted: "2020 we booked our flights to spend Easter in Kharkiv and return a day before my birthday, because of lockdown we cancelled the trip. 2021 we were still on lockdown! 2022 seems I will never see the town my husband was born. He wanted to show me his motherland! #Kharkiv. "

She added: "Hopefully one day!! Another day filled with horror! Please let this stop."

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The Strictly star also highlighted the plight of Africans trying to flee Ukraine and reportedly being made to queue behind white refugees at the borders.

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 04:  Motsi Mabuse and Evgenij Voznyuk perform ahead the runway at the Riani Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2018 at Umspannwerk Kreuzberg on July 4, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Riani)
Motsi Mabuse and Evgenij Voznyuk are professional dancers who married in 2017. (Getty Images for Riani)

Sharing a clip of apparently segregated refugees she tweeted: "This is happening !!!! Can we talk about this !!!!!! Saving people according to their skin color!!!!! #AfricansinUkraine [sp]"

The South African-German dancer previously revealed how she was concerned for the safety of her parents-in-law and husband's family in Ukraine.

Mabuse previously tweeted: "It’s heartbreaking hearing my mother in law crying this morning, afraid and there absolutely nothing we can do! Just Sad honestly."

She later added: "Our parents have been told to go outside and to switch off water &gas ! They have no possibility to get to the polish border #Ukraine."

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 04:  Evgenij Voznyuk and Motsi Mabuse attend the after show reception during the Riani Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2018 at Umspannwerk Kreuzberg on July 4, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Riani)
Evgenij Voznyuk and Motsi Mabuse are worried for their family in Kharviv. (Getty Images for Riani)

"We are [in] contact with them ! The spend more than half the day yesterday in the bunkers !!! In Kharkiv there are heavy battles so we can’t get to them! At the moment there is nothing we can do. We did try to get them earlier in Germany."

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Mabuse married Voznyuk in 2017 and gave birth to their daughter the following year.

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