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Celebrities from Ukrainian and Russian is one of the signs that on Friday in early Friday the Ukrainian capital is facing an increasing threat.
Russia has pressed on its own invasion of Ukraine on the outskirts of the capital on Friday after airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order.
A star of Ukrainian origin Max Chmerkovskya choreographer known for showcasing his talents on “Dancing with the Stars”Revealed on Thursday that he is now in his home country, and reported his fear when he planned to head to the bomb shelter.
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Chmerkovsky shared a point of the scene that unfolds in the center of Kiev, where they saw parents walking with children with bags and suitcases, desperate to get out. Profi “Dancing with the Stars” wrote in his signature that “it will never be the same.” He said it brings back “old feelings” from the 1990s, when his family left the country.
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“It’s really similar to what happened when and why we left in the 90s. Like my old PTSD, which I finally fixed, is back. I literally just forgot about those feelings “always on the edge” and actually started worrying about things like barbecue grills. I cry when I write this because all people deserve to worry about “barbecue grills” and not about war.
Actress “Magic” Vera Farmiga, who has Ukrainian roots, posted to Instagram the country flag along with some texts from the national anthem. She used the hashtag #IstandWithUkraiine.
Regina Spector, a Grammy nominee, compared Putin’s actions to the Nazis during World War II. Post to Instagram.
“Today my heart aches, because no matter how many great works of art and music (Guernica… Masters of War… Most of Akudzhava and Vysotsky… Vonegut… Trailer… All these films in all these languages () reflect the horrors of war, the new Masters of War, seem to be re-emerging in all nations … Sending new children to kill each other, ”wrote the 42-year-old Specter, who was born in Moscow before her family left the former Soviet Union for New York in 1989.
“There were and are real Nazis in the world. But in Ukraine it is just millions of civilians who are drawn into the war, and in Russia children are sent to fight and die for no reason other than bottomless and horror. filled with “more more more more more more more more” politicians and corporations. And it’s awful. “
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Catherine Winnick of The Vikings wrote on Instagram that she is a “proud Ukrainian”.
“We are a peaceful country. We do not deserve this war, ”she wrote in a letter on Thursday. She added that on Thursday she woke up from text messages from friends and family about what “started”. “Some are fleeing. Some are hiding underground and others are staying to fight.”
Ukrainian model Alexandra Kutas called on others to oppose Russia’s invasion. She also asked Germany, Italy, Hungary and Cyprus to “support Russia’s exclusion from SWIFT. At the moment, the governments proposed above oppose the idea.”
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She too posted a photo destroyed building on fire. “My beloved Kyiv. My Motherland. I am numb. Every time you are outside Ukraine, go out today. Go to protest. We need to introduce a no-fly zone over Ukraine !!!! NOW !!! It will save innocent lives !!! ! “
The 27-year-old “90-day groom” star Yara Zaya, who was born and raised in Ukraine, told Fox News Digital in an interview on Thursday.
“To be honest, it’s very difficult for me because, yes, I now live in the United States, but Ukraine is my home,” Zaya said. “I love my country and it’s so hard for me to even think that in 2022 there is still a war in this world and people can kill other people for land and money.”
Zaya said she spoke on the phone with friends in Kyiv who woke up from Thursday’s blasts.
“My friends call me all the time. I just talked to my girlfriend and she says, “Yara, I’m so scared. I hear bombs. I hear explosions. I don’t want to. hear the noise, ”she said.
Before dawn, explosions erupted in Kyiv, and gunfire erupted in several areas as Western leaders called an emergency meeting and the Ukrainian president asked for international assistance. repel the attack it could overthrow his democratically elected government, lead to mass casualties and damage the world economy.
On Friday, the military said a group of Russian spies and saboteurs had been spotted in an area on the outskirts of Kyiv, and police told people not to leave the metro station in the city center because shootings were taking place in the area. Elsewhere in the capital, soldiers took up defensive positions on bridges, armored vehicles rolled through the streets, and many residents stood restlessly at the doors of their homes.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has said that Kiev “may be under siege” as a result of, according to US officials, a brazen attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to establish his own regime.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.