Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees exceeds $6.8 million

March 4 (Reuters) – Hollywood couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis raised more than $6.8 million on Friday, a day after creating a GoFundMe page seeking humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees.

Kunis, born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, in 1983, moved to the United States in 1991.

“I’ve always thought of myself as an American, a proud American… But today, I’ve never been so proud to be Ukrainian,” Kunis said in an embedded video.

“The events that unfolded in Ukraine are devastating. There is no place in this world for this kind of unjust attack on humanity.”

Kutcher, seated next to Kunis in the video, said the funds would be used to provide refugees and humanitarian aid to Ukrainians affected by Russia’s invasion of the neighboring country.

“The main challenge right now is logistics. We have to find housing and we have to get supplies and resources into the area,” Kutcher said. “And I’ve never been so proud to be married to a Ukrainian.”

The two actors, who tied the knot in 2015, have agreed to match up to $3 million in donations, with the ultimate goal of raising $30 million. They are partnered with short-term housing website and, which organizes humanitarian aid shipments to refugees.

Reporting by Rollo Ross; Editing by Richard Chang

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