Mila Kunis and her husband Ashton Kutcher have pledged to raise $3M in donations to help Ukrainians.
On Thursday, Kutcher posted a reel on Instagram in which the Ukrainian background American actress Kunis can be heard saying that she has vowed to help Ukrainians who have fled the country by raising donations amidst Russian invasion.
“I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983. I came to America in 1991. I have always considered myself American, a proud American, I love everything that this country has done for myself and my family. But today, I have never been more proud to be a Ukrainian,” said the 38-year-old actress.
“And I’ve never been more proud to be married to a Ukrainian,” added her husband.
The ‘Bad Moms’ actress went on saying, “the events that have unfolded in Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity.”
The couple then asked for support to reach the $3M target by making donations through the GoFundMe fundraising platform. The money will assist Airbnb.org and Flexport.org to provide accommodations to Ukrainians who have fled the country.
“While we witness the bravery of the people of the country that she was born in we’re also witness to the needs of those who have chosen safety. We’re raising funds to support a relief effort that will have immediate impact and supply much-needed refugee and humanitarian aid in the area. The principal challenge right now is logistics. We need to get housing, and we need to get supplies and resources into the area,” said Kutcher.
Both organizations have been actively working to assist Ukrainian immigrants. Flexport.org has planned to transfer the funding to non-governmental organizations while Airbnb will be managing accommodation costs for those helping the refugees.
Kunis concluded her request by saying, “the people of Ukraine are strong and brave but being string and brave doesn’t mean you’re not worthy of support. We need to support the people of Ukraine. Please help us.”
The joint video came following Kutcher supporting Ukraine on his social handles. Kunis had been living in Ukraine until the fall of the Soviet Union. The ‘That 70’s show’ star also shared a Tweet previously that says, “If you know someone from Russia Call them and tell them their media is lying to them. Ukraine doesn’t want to fight, they just don’t want Putin’s government and don’t want to be occupied.”