Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher pledge to match Ukraine donations up to £2.25m


Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher say they will match donations of up to $3,000,000 (£2,250,000) to provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees.

The actors are the latest Hollywood power couple to take a stand with generous financial support for those caught up in the “devastating” conflict.

In a video appeal, Kunis, who was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, said there was “no place in this world for this kind of unjust attacks on humanity.”

“I’ve always considered myself an American, a proud American. I love everything this country has done for me and my family,” she said.

“But today I’ve never been so proud to be a Ukrainian.

“The events in Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity.”

Kutcher said, “While we bear witness to the courage of the people of the country where she was born, we also bear witness to the needs of those who chose safety.”

The Two And A Half Men star added that the “logistics” are the biggest challenge getting homes and supplies into the area.

The couple said they would match donations to rental company AirBnB and freight transporter Flexport for up to $3,000,000 (£2,250,000) with a goal of raising $30,000,000 (£22,500,000).

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Kunis added: “The people of Ukraine are strong and brave, but being strong and brave doesn’t mean you’re not worthy of support.

“We have to support the people of Ukraine.”

The site had raised over $2,500,000 just three hours after launch after a large offline donation was attributed to the Ron Conway family.

Socialite couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have also previously pledged to match donations of up to $1,000,000 (£750,000) to support the growing number of Ukrainian refugees.

The couple called on people to donate to the humanitarian charity US For UNHCR to help the thousands of citizens displaced by the conflict and said they would match the support shown. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher pledge to match Ukraine donations up to £2.25m

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