The siege of Sarajevo began 30 years ago this week. It was the longest siege in modern history.
Over a quarter of a million people lived under heavy bombardment and artillery fire for almost four years. More than 10,000 people died.
Zlata Filipović was among the Bosnian children who witnessed the atrocities in their hometown. Her consolation was the diary she kept.
She now lives and works as a film producer in Dublin, from where she told the BBC about her life in the blockade and its echoes in Ukraine.
Producer: Chagil Kasapoglu