Celebrities speak out about the conflict in Ukraine

Celebrities speak out about the conflict in Ukraine

This is what some of the celebrities who hail from Ukraine have to say about Russia's war in their country. 

Milla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich/ Instagram

The Russian invasion in Ukraine has already had a devastating impact, with thousands of people fleeing the country to go to neighbouring countries. 

Although it is not clear how many people have died, it is estimated that thousands have already lost their lives.  

National World states that at least 3,500 Russian troops had been killed or injured as of Saturday, 26 February. 

Many celebrities took to social media to express their feelings about the current situation. 

READ: Russia's war in Ukraine: Latest developments

Milla Jovovich

Ukrainian-born actress and supermodel Milla Jovovich has taken to social media to talk about the dire impact the war is having on her family. 

"I am heartbroken and dumbstruck trying to process the events of this week in my birthplace of Ukraine. 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.

"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 wrote on Instagram. 

She has asked the world to join forces in helping Ukraine. 

Olga Kurylenko

Actress and model Olga Kurylenko said she is praying for peace in her home country. 

"Praying for Ukraine and the safety of its people," she wrote on Instagram. 

Yara Zaya

'90 Day Fiancé' franchise cast member Yara Zaya said this is a scary period for her, especially because she is getting calls from her family, who are affected by the war. 

"Omg, I can't believe this is happening in the 21st century. I'm scared now. It's so scary that it's hard to even breathe," she wrote on Instagram. 

"I get calls from friends who are afraid, they hear bombs and do not know what to do. They dropping bombs starter at 4 am y’all at 4AM when people are sleeping, this is crazy," she added. 

The star asked for prayers for Ukraine. 

"I want to ask y’all , let's pray for Ukraine please it’s so important now."

She spoke about how much she loves her country. 

"For hater because they [email protected] bad staff even in this difficult time "I love my country so much , yes, I live in USA because I got married, but I still love my country!") #prayforukraine," she wrote. 

READ: ANC reiterates call for peaceful negotiations between Russia, Ukraine

Wladimir Klitschko

Ukrainian former professional boxer has asked for citizens to "organise demonstrations and raise their voices against war, for democracy and for freedom". 

Image courtesy of Instagram

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