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Ashton Kutcher Assures Russians ‘Their Media Is Lying’ Amid War With Ukraine
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Actor Ashton Kutcher is weighing in on the situation in Ukraine. The A-lister does have a vested interest in the outcome considering that his wife since 2015, fellow “That 70s Show” alum Mila Kunis, is Ukrainian and lived there up until the fall of the Soviet Union, Fox News reported

Kutcher expressed his allegiance to Ukraine and urged Russians to disregard lies coming from their state-run news organizations.

“Post for socials: If you know someone from Russia Call them and tell them their media is lying to them. Ukraine doesn’t want to fight, they just don’t want Putin’s government and don’t want to be occupied,” the celeb shared with his 17.1 million Twitter followers.

Earlier in the week, Kutcher used his social media page to show support for Ukraine and aid refugees seeking shelter.

“I stand with Ukraine,” one earlier post from the “Shark Tank” investor read.

Kutcher also retweeted news that Airbnb was working to host refugees from Ukraine for free.

“Airbnb and are working with our Hosts to house up to 100,000 refugees fleeing from Ukraine, for free,” Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky originally posted. “We need help to meet this goal. The greatest need we have is for more people who can offer their homes in nearby countries, including Poland, Germany, Hungary and Romania.”

Meanwhile, Kutcher’s wife Kunis has been open about her difficult experience emigrating from Ukraine to the United States. The “Black Swan” actress was born in the city of Chernivtsi in 1983. The town is now part of Ukraine, but it belonged to Communist Russia until 1991, Marie Claire reported.

“It was very communist, and my parents wanted my brother and me to have a future, and so they just dropped everything,” Kunis told Los Angeles Times during a 2008 interview. “They came with $250.”

The “Family Guy” actress was young when the family moved and remembers getting assimilated “fairly quickly and fairly well.” 

During a 2011 interview with The Telegraph, Kunis recalled how hard it was arriving in Los Angeles and only knowing Russian.

“My parents had given up good jobs and degrees, which were not transferable. We arrived in New York on a Wednesday and by Friday morning my brother and I were at school in L.A.,” she said before recounting the “frightening” experience of enrolling in school without knowing English. 

“I blocked it out,” she said. “I don’t have any memories. Apparently, my parents tell me, I cried every morning and when I came back from school. When I wrote my essay for college, it was about imagining what it was like being blind and deaf at the age of seven, because that’s what it felt like.”

Dozens of celebrities have expressed similar sentiments siding with Ukraine. The SAG Awards last weekend had plenty of speeches featuring actors and actresses vocalizing their allegiance to the nation and criticizing Russia’s invasion. Plus, attendees including Michael Douglas and Tyler Perry wore blue and yellow to represent the Ukrainian flag.

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