According to her, the entire Brussels metro system was shut down shortly after a terror attack on the Maalbeek station took place.
"This occurred at 9:45 local time. Coming up to a metro station entrance, I saw plenty of police officers with Kalashnikov assault rifles. I decided to wait for a while at a nearby shop, but when I went out I saw the metro closed down," she said.
She added that police are now checking all transport vehicles across the city, and that the railway stations are already shut.
"There are a total of three such stations in Brussels, located in the city's central, southern and northern areas. Right now, my friends are stranded at the Southern Railway Station, which remains closed," she said.
In a separate interview with Sputnik, Estonia's member of the European Parliament (MEP) Yana Toom, said, for her part, that she had been a mere 40 meters from the site of the terror attack on Zaventem airport.
"I was quite close to the site of the attack, and then a security officer ordered us to run in the direction that he indicated. All those present at the airport were immediately evacuated, and we're currently standing on the tarmac, unaware of the latest developments," Toom said.
Latvian MEP Andrey Mamykin, who was at a session of the Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee when the terror attacks occurred, heaped praise on efforts by Belgian special services to prevent the explosions.
"The special services worked hard and they managed to neutralize a lot of explosive devices at the airport and at metro stations. Unfortunately, some explosives were detonated, with the death toll expected to grow in the coming hours," he told Radio Sputnik.
The blasts came just days after Salah Abdeslam, the mastermind behind the November Paris Attacks, was arrested in Belgium.