Mila Kunis is embracing her roots in Ukrainians’ time of want.
The “Black Swan” actress joined husband Ashton Kutcher in a video posted to his Instagram on March 3 to ask followers to assist Ukraine, the nation the place she was born.
She began the video by explaining that she was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, in 1983 and got here to America in 1991.
“I’ve all the time thought-about myself American — a proud American,” she mentioned. “I really like all the things this nation has accomplished for myself and my household. However in the present day I’ve by no means been extra proud to be Ukrainian.”
Kutcher confirmed help for his spouse of virtually seven years by saying, “I’ve by no means been extra proud to be married to a Ukrainian.”
Following Russia’s invasion of the nation, Kutcher has used his social media platform to deliver consideration to the assaults on Ukraine. Now, the “That ’70s Present” alums need to usher in donations for refugee support.
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Kunis continued, “The occasions which have unfolded in Ukraine are devastating. There isn’t a place on this world for this type of unjust assault on humanity.”
The couple, who tied the knot in 2015, are elevating cash for reduction efforts and promising to match as much as $3 million. They plan to ship the cash to Flexport and AirBnB to help in offering housing and provides to refugees in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova.
Kunis — mother to Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, 7, and Dimitri Portwood Kutcher, 5 — concluded the video saying, “The folks of Ukraine are robust and courageous however being robust and courageous doesn’t imply you are not worthy of help.”
Different celebrities, together with Sean Penn, Bethenny Frankel and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, have additionally shared on social media how they’re supporting Ukrainians amid the assaults.
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