Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis to match $3MIL in donations for refugees


Mila Kunis and her husband Ashton Kutcher have vowed to match up to $3,000,000 in donations to help provide ‘immediate’ humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees.

The couple launched a GoFundMe page on Thursday with the goal of raising $30,000,000 for Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, which are ‘two organizations who are actively on the ground providing immediate help to those who need it most.’

Mila – who was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine – appeared alongside Ashton in a video shared to his Instagram account, where she spoke publicly for the first time about the ‘devastating’ conflict in her native country.

According to NPR, one million people have fled the Ukraine since Russia’s invasion just one week ago.

Generous: Mila Kunis and her husband Ashton Kutcher have vowed to match up to $3,000,000 in donations to help provide ‘immediate’ humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees

‘I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983. I came to America in 1991. I’ve always considered myself an American,’ the actress, 38, began.

‘A proud American. I love everything this country has done for myself and my family. But, today, I have never been more proud to be a Ukrainian.’

Ashton sweetly added that he’s ‘never been more proud to be married to a Ukrainian.’

Mila continued: ‘The events that have unfolded in Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity.’

The actor, 44, applauded the ‘bravery of the people of the country that [Mila] was born in,’ while emphasizing the importance of also paying witness to ‘the needs of those who have chosen safety.

Fundraiser: The couple launched a GoFundMe page on Thursday with the goal of raising $30,000,000 for Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, which are 'two organizations who are actively on the ground providing immediate help to those who need it most'

Fundraiser: The couple launched a GoFundMe page on Thursday with the goal of raising $30,000,000 for Flexport.org and Airbnb.org, which are ‘two organizations who are actively on the ground providing immediate help to those who need it most’

Breaking her silence: Mila - who was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine - appeared alongside Ashton in a video shared to his Instagram account, where she spoke publicly about the Russian invasion of her native country for the first time

Breaking her silence: Mila – who was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine – appeared alongside Ashton in a video shared to his Instagram account, where she spoke publicly about the Russian invasion of her native country for the first time

‘We’re raising funds to support a relief effort that will have an immediate impact and supply much needed refugee and humanitarian aid to the area.

‘The principle challenge right now is logistics. We need to get housing and we need to get supplies and resources into the area,’ Ashton explained.

It was Mila who revealed that she and Ashton had ‘decided to match up to $3,000,000 worth of donations to Airbnb.org and Flexport.org’ through their recently launched GoFundMe.

According to the fundraiser, the freight transporter Flexport is organizing shipments of relief supplies to refugee sites in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova.

Decision: It was Mila who revealed that she and Ashton had ' decided to match up to $3,000,000 worth of donations to Airbnb.org and Flexport.org through GoFundMe.org in an effort to raise $30,000,000'

Decision: It was Mila who revealed that she and Ashton had ‘ decided to match up to $3,000,000 worth of donations to Airbnb.org and Flexport.org through GoFundMe.org in an effort to raise $30,000,000’

Donations: As of now, the couple's GoFundMe has raised over $2,700,000, with an offline donation made by the Ron Conway Family for $2,500,000

Donations: As of now, the couple’s GoFundMe has raised over $2,700,000, with an offline donation made by the Ron Conway Family for $2,500,000

Meanwhile, rental company AirBnB is providing free, short-term housing to refugees fleeing Ukraine

Mila encouraged viewers to checkout the fundraiser and to ‘donate what [they] can’ in the hopes of reaching their $30,000,000 goal.

‘The people of Ukraine are strong and brave but being strong and brave doesn’t mean you’re not worthy of support. We need to support the people of Ukraine,’ she concluded. 

'I stand with Ukraine': ¿Ashton Kutcher shows support for wife Mila Kunis' native country amid Russia attacks... as he leads stars speaking out against war

‘I stand with Ukraine’: ​Ashton Kutcher shows support for wife Mila Kunis’ native country amid Russia attacks… as he leads stars speaking out against war

As of now, the couple’s GoFundMe has raised over $2,700,000, with an offline donation made by the Ron Conway Family for $2,500,000. 

Ashton previously showed support for Ukraine last Friday following Russia’s attack of the country at the order Vladimir Putin on Thursday, February 24.

‘I stand with Ukraine,’ shared the That 70’s Show star via Twitter.

Mila and Ashton have been married since 2015. They share two children, daughter Wyatt, seven, and son Dimitri, five. 



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