Dancing with the stars Professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy shared a video from a bomb shelter in Kyiv amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russia began attacking its neighbor early on Thursday (February 24). CCTV cameras captured Russian military vehicles rolling past border checkpoints as ground troops crossed the Crimean border.
Fierce fighting was taking place in Ukraine’s second city as Russian troops entered Kharkiv at dawn on Sunday (February 27).
Chmerkovskiy – who was born in Ukraine and is in the country amid the ongoing attack – posted updates from the capital city on his Instagram, updating his one million followers on crisis is taking place.
“Hi everyone, I’m in the bomb shelter, aka the parking lot,” said the dancer, who began performing with the hit ABC series in its second season in 2005. He won. won the contest in 2014.
“There are so many people here that I don’t want to appear. I didn’t know what I was doing and I just didn’t want to do something I shouldn’t have done,” he continued.
The 42-year-old added: “I am safe, I am in a bomb shelter but Kyiv is under serious attack from what I understand. We had a crazy alarm so we all ran downstairs.
“As soon as I know something specific I test, I roll it out in my feed. Stay tuned but just pray for Ukraine”.
The dancer also called out actor Kirstie Alley in her now-deleted tweet about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Chmerkovskiy danced with Alley in season 12 of Dancing with the stars In 2011.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/maks-chmerkovskiy-bomb-shelter-video-b2024384.html Dancing With The Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy shares a video from a bomb shelter amid the Russian invasion