The Resident Evil star is the latest in a list of celebrities – including Madonna and Kylie Jenner – expressing their thoughts on Putin’s Ukraine invasion
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Milla Jovovich has spoken out about Putin’s invasion of her homeland of Ukraine, saying she is “heartbroken and dumbfounded”.
The Kyiv-born actress and supermodel, known for her roles in films such as The Fifth Element and Resident Evil, said she was “torn in two” by the escalating conflict and struggled to handle events when Russian troops were stationed in her birth city.
Her statement, shared on her Instagram page, was in response to the invasion of Ukraine ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin and began in the early hours of Thursday 24 February, forcing people to leave the cities. big city and even escape the country altogether.
Milla said: “I am heartbroken and shocked trying to process the events of this week in my birthplace of Ukraine.
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“My country and people were bombed. Friends and family stay hidden. My bloodline and my roots come from both Russia and Ukraine.
“I was torn in half as I watched the horror unfold, the country destroyed, the families displaced, their entire lives lying in the scorching debris all around.”
Adding to the powerful comments, she shared her family’s stories of the “heartbreak and horror” they endured during wartime in the former Yugoslavia.
Milla joins a list of celebrities who have spoken out against the invasion, with familiar names including Madonna, Kylie Jenner and Pink making their positions clear.
Material Girl singer Madonna took to Instagram in an emotional post criticizing the Russian president and urging people to donate what they can to help the people of Ukraine.
She wrote: “Russia’s senseless and greedy invasion of Ukraine MUST be stopped!!
“Please send Humanitarian Aid to help millions of Ukrainian citizens who are affected by this CRISIS at this very moment.
“Putin has violated all existing human rights treaties. Putin has no right to try to erase Ukraine from existence.
“We support Mr. President Zelensky!! We are praying for you and your country.”
Meanwhile, So What singer Pink shared a link to international aid charity Unicef, writing: “Currently, UNICEF is working across eastern #Ukraine to scale up programs life saver for kids,” while Kylie Jenner shared a heartfelt message to her Instagram story. : “God protect the people of Ukraine. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
Earlier this week, Holly Willoughby, host of This Morning, admitted she struggled to explain events in Ukraine to her children.
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The daytime TV star shared an image of a military tank to Instagram on Friday (February 25) and confessed that she found it difficult to answer her children’s questions about the invasion.
“How do I explain this to my kids… I was asked questions last night to which I had no answers,” the Dancing On Ice star admitted to her followers.
After just one day of fighting in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that at least 137 people had been killed and 316 wounded; on Friday night, Ukraine reported that more than 1,000 of its soldiers had been killed in the conflict.
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