President of Ukraine Zelensky Thank Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher – The Hollywood Reporter
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his thanks to Mila Kunis and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, for their efforts to help the people there during the war with Russia.
Kunis, a native of Ukraine, moved to the United States at an early age, and Kutcher has set up a GoFundMe campaign that has raised nearly $35 million for humanitarian and refugee relief efforts to date. The couple also pledged $3 million of their own money.
On Sunday, Zelensky thanked the couple for their support, saying they “were among the first to respond to our grief. They have raised $35 million and are sending to @flexport & @Airbnb to help 🇺🇦 refugees. Grateful for their support. Impressed with their determination. They inspire the world. #StandWithUkraine”
.@aplusk & Mila Kunis were among the first to respond to our grief. They raised $35 million and are sending it to @flexport & @Airbnb to help 🇺🇦 refugees. Grateful for their support. Impressed with their determination. They inspire the world. #StandWithUkraine pic.twitter.com/paa0TjJseu
– олодимир (@ZelenskyyUa) March 20, 2022
“Today, I am a proud Ukrainian,” Kunis wrote on the GoFundMe page. “While my family came to the United States in 1991, I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983. Ukrainians are proud and brave people who deserve our help in their time of need. This unprovoked attack on Ukraine and humanity in general is devastating and the Ukrainian people need our support. … While we are witnessing the bravery of the Ukrainians, we are also witnessing the unimaginable burden of those who have chosen safety. Countless people have left everything they know and love to seek refuge. With nothing but what they can bring, these Ukrainian refugees are in immediate need of housing and supplies.”
She also addressed the situation in her hometown in an interview with Maria Shriver, saying she was “appalled” by the people there who were fighting back, including “with makeshift weapons of their own.” .” “It was so inspiring,” she added, expressing admiration for Zelensky. She and Kutcher met him before the COVID-19 pandemic began, having a “beautiful conversation” with the president in which he said he wanted to “empower the people” and the country.