The Russian invasion of Ukraine is making headlines around the world. From politicians to celebrities, it has got everyone’s attention.
Many celebrities are weighing in on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and doing whatever they can do to help those who are affected by the war.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February. Russia’s act has brought international backlash followed by several sanctions made by the US and other countries.
However, nothing has stopped Putin from pushing forward and slowly invading Ukraine, which was once a part of the Soviet Republic.
The Russia-Ukraine war has caused more than 3.8 million people to flee from Ukraine. However, the death toll is yet to be calculated.
Congress issued $13.6 billion in humanitarian aid money to Ukraine. Not just that, but celebrities are also raising money to help the war-affected country.
Mila Kunis along with her husband Ashton Kutcher raised money to help Ukraine, and their efforts have not gone unnoticed by Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine.
The couple has raised $35 million through their fundraiser on the GoFundMe platform.
This Sunday, Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude towards the celebrities for helping Ukraine in such dire times. He also went to the extent of showcasing a photo of the two celebrities joining him for a video call on Zoom.
Zelenskyy also tweeted that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are the first celebrities to help them. He also mentioned in the tweet that the celebrity couple has raised $35 million in humanitarian funds and are sending it to Airbnb and Flexport to help refugees.
Impressed by their efforts, Zelenskyy thanked them wholeheartedly.
Kutcher and Kunis exceeded their initial goal of $30 million. The couple is thankful to everyone who donated in their fundraising.
In a recent video, the couple said that more than 65,000 people donated to their cause. Kutcher also said that they are going to do whatever they can to help the people of Ukraine.
The couple will send the collected money to Airbnb and Flexport to help the refugees. These two organizations will transport humanitarian aid to NGOs and thousands of refugees who have fled from Ukraine.
Kunis and Kutcher announced their fundraiser in a video. In the video, Kunis said that the people of Ukraine are brave and strong. But being brave and strong doesn’t mean that they don’t need support.