Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher pledge to match Ukraine donations of up to £2.25m
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher say they will match donations of up to $3,000,000 (£2,250,000) to help provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees.
The actors are the latest Hollywood power couple to provide generous financial support to those caught up in the “devastating” dispute.
In a video call, Kunis, who was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, said there was “no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity”.
“I’ve always thought of myself as an American, a proud American. I love everything this country has done for me and my family,” she said.
“But today, I have never been so proud to be Ukrainian.
“The events that have unfolded in Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity.
Kutcher said, “As we witness the bravery of the people of the country in which she was born, we also witness the needs of those who have chosen safety.”
The Two And A Half Men star added that “logistics” were the main challenge, getting housing and supplies to the area.
The couple said they would match donations made to rental company AirBnB and freight carrier Flexport up to $3,000,000 (£2,250,000), with the aim of raising $30,000,000 (£22,500,000 £).
Kunis added: “The Ukrainian people are strong and brave, but being strong and brave doesn’t mean you don’t deserve support.
“We must support the Ukrainian people.”
The page had raised more than $2,500,000 just three hours after going live, following a large offline donation attributed to the Ron Conway family.
Celebrity couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have also pledged to match donations of up to $1,000,000 (£750,000) to support the growing number of refugees from Ukraine.
Both men urged people to donate to the US For UNHCR charity to help the thousands of citizens displaced by the conflict, and said they would double the support.