The 46-year-old actress and model took to Instagram on Friday to share an emotional message with her fans, sending them to a link in her profile that has organizations that may assist those who are still in Ukraine as Russia continues its assault.
“I am heartbroken and dumbstruck trying to process the events of this week in my birthplace of Ukraine,” Jovovich wrote. “My country and people being bombed. Friends and family in hiding.”
“My blood and my roots come from both Russia and Ukraine. I am torn in two as I watch the horror unfolding, the country being destroyed, families being displaced, their whole life lying in charred fragments around them,” she added.
“I remember the war in my father’s homeland of former Yugoslavia and the stories my family tells of the trauma and terror they experienced. War. Always war. Leaders who cannot bring peace. The never ending juggernaut of imperialism. And always, the people pay in bloodshed and tears,” she concluded.
As reported by the Ukrainian government, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started earlier this week, with soldiers coming in from the east, north, and south. Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, is under danger from a growing number of explosions and airstrikes, as well as an increasing number of threats against the city.
In response to Vladimir Putin’s aggressiveness in Ukraine, the international community has reacted with economic penalties and NATO soldiers in the area. For the sake of so-called “peacekeeping,” Vladimir Putin claims Ukraine has a long history of links to Russia.
“The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces,” President Biden said as the Russian invasion of Ukraine appeared to begin.