Nearly a year after the invasion began, Bear Grylls ventures into Ukraine having been invited by the president himself - Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Zelenskyy's inspirational leadership has united his people, and he's gained the admiration of millions across the world.
This documentary follows Bear on a three-day journey deep into Ukraine. Bear's goal is to meet Ukraine's commander in chief in Kyiv, but before that he needs to get to the capital and in a country at war that is not so straightforward. It's a country that's under constant threat from missile strikes.
During his trip he will meet the people of Ukraine who are trying to endure and survive this war, trying to understand what life is like for them. He travels to the old front line in the town of Irpin, just 10k from Kyiv.
There he meets Oleksandr, a soldier who was a civilian before the war. Across this film he hears tales of heroism, survival and tragedy, like that of journalist Alina who lost her father to the war. It's a journey like no other Bear has undertaken before. In this film Bear is not the survival expert; his role is to learn from other people, to see what they've been through.
When meeting the president, Bear wants to understand who the man behind the public face of the presidency is, to see what life is like away from the podium and learn how Ukraine is surviving during this winter of darkness.
War Zone: Bear Grylls Meets President Zelenskyy airs Tuesday 28th March at 8pm on Channel 4.