Kunis identifies as a proud American, having moved to the U.S. as a child but she also has "never been more proud to be a Ukrainian."
Ukrainian-born actress Mila Kunis is doing what she can to help aid her homeland. The 38-year-old actress and her 44-year-old husband, Ashton Kutcher, shared their support for Ukraine on social media. The former That '70s Show co-stars appeared on Kutcher's Instagram page on Thursday to offer help to those affected by the war in Ukraine. “I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983. I came to America in 1991. I have always considered myself American, a proud American, I love everything that this country has done for myself and my family. But today, I have never been more proud to be a Ukrainian,” Kunis explained. “And I’ve never been more proud to be married to a Ukrainian,” Kutcher chimed in. "The events that have unfolded in Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity," Kunis continued. The couple promised to match $3 million in donations through a relief effort via GoFundMe in order to raise $30 million.
The A-list couple shared in the post's caption, "While we are witnessing the bravery of Ukrainians, we are also bearing witness to the unimaginable burden of those who have chosen safety. Through GoFundMe, this fundraiser will provide an immediate impact on refugee and humanitarian aid efforts. The fund will benefit Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, two organizations who are actively on the ground providing immediate help to those who need it most." The caption continued, "Flexport.org is organizing shipments of relief supplies to refugee sites in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Moldova. Airbnb.org is providing free, short-term housing to refugees fleeing Ukraine. Standing with Ukraine means supporting Ukrainians." Kunis wrote in the GoFundMe campaign page's description, "Ukrainians are proud and brave people who deserve our help in their time of need."
Russia's attack on Ukraine since Feb. 24 is considered to be the first major land conflict in Europe in decades, according to PEOPLE. The invasion, ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has drawn criticism from around the world. Hundreds of Ukrainians have already been reported dead or wounded and more than a million civilians have fled the country in search of safety.
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