Russian and Ukrainian celebrities have begun sharing somber and emotional posts about the ongoing crisis between the two nations after the Ukrainian capital witnessed threatening signs early Friday.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine began from the capital city Kyiv on Friday following launching airstrikes in the city and on the military bases. The counterparts had placed their troops and tanks from the three sides to begin the attack.
On Thursday, Ukrainian star and choreographer Maks Chmerkovskiy, popularly known for exhibiting his talents on DWTS, revealed that he is currently residing in his native country and expressed his terror as he plans to move to a bomb shelter.
Chmerkovskiy also shared a scene from the capital city, where parents can be seen holding hands with their children and walking in panic with their suitcases and bags, desperate to leave the place.
While showing the petrifying video, the DWTS pro said he “will never be the same. It’s bringing back ‘old feelings from the 1990s’” when he and his family left the country”.
“This does feel like the way it was when and why we left in the 90s. Like my old PTSD I’ve finally fixed is coming back. I literally only just forgot about those ‘always on the edge’ feelings and actually started worrying about things like bbq grills. I’m crying as I’m typing this because all man deserves to worry about ‘bbq grills’ and not f—ing war”.
“Conjuring” star Vera Farmiga, who belongs to Ukraine, wrote its national anthem and posted its flag’s picture on her social media to express support to the country. She also used the #IStandWithUkraiine hashtag.
Grammy-nominated star Regina Spektor also posted on social media, comparing Russian President Putin’s doings to the Nazis during WW2.
“Today my heart hurts because no matter how many great works of art and music (Guernica…. Masters Of War… Most of Okudzhava and Vysotsky… Vonnegut… Remarque… all those films in all those languages…) portray the horrors of war, new Masters of War seem to rise up again in all the nations… Sending new children to slaughter each other,” wrote Moscow-born Spektor, 42, who left the country in 1989.
“There were, and still are, real Nazis in the world. But in Ukraine that are just millions of civilians being pulled into a war, and in Russia there are children being sent to fight and die for no reason other than the bottomless and horror-filled ‘more more more more more more more’ of politicians and corporations. And it’s terrifying” she added.
“Proud Ukranian”, Vikings star Katheryn Winnick also took to Twitter to express support to Ukraine. “We are a Peaceful Country. We Do Not Deserve This War,” reads her Instagram post. She “woke up Thursday to text messages from friends and family saying ‘it has begun’. Some fleeing. Some taking shelter underground & others staying to fight.”