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Rosanna Davison opens up on 'harrowing' situation as surrogate shelters in Ukraine

Rosanna Davison has given an update about her surrogate who is from Ukraine.

Speaking to Matt Cooper on Today FM's Culture Club this week, Rosanna spoke about the ongoing war and how it has impacted her family. Rosanna's daughter Sofia was born via surrogate in 2019.

The Irish model said she is in contact with her surrogate every day or every second day.

She told Matt: "We invited her to come to Ireland if she could with her little girl. She has a four-year-old girl and a husky who she is sheltering with.

Read more: Rosanna Davison's 'constant worry' for surrogate in Ukraine as she shelters with family

"She would love to get out of there. They're ready to go but she doesn't feel comfortable until they're given a green corridor for evacuation.

"Hopefully at some point she will make it over to Ireland. She has got a home to come to if and when she does get out.

Rosanna in Kiev (Rosanna Davison Instagram)

"It's just harrowing."

Rosanna's surrogate is currently in Kherson but Sofia was born in Kyiv.

"She [Sofia] would have been in utero in Kherson, so that's how close of a city it is for us in our family.

"This woman gave birth to our daughter, so if anything happened to her we would be distraught. She's obviously incredibly special to us and a very sweet kind person.

"We just want to do what we can for her, given that she's given us our daughter."

Speaking about the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, Rosanna said: "It's horrific to watch.

"Obviously, it pales in comparison to what's going on over there, but it [Kyiv] is a city we're very fond of.

"We spent about two months there in 2019 and got to know the city very well. It's a very interesting, historic, cultural city. [It's] very western in many ways. You could go onto the high street and find Zara, H&M and those kinds of shops.

"We really enjoyed our time there and loved visiting cathedrals and museums. We did a lot of cultural stuff.

"We were wandering the streets for a good week and a half waiting for Sofia to be born so we did get to know the place very well."

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Read more: Rosanna Davison shares heartbreak of not being legal mother to daughter Sophia

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