Volodymyr Zelensky is paying his gratitude to Hollywood actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher for raising $35 million to support refugees fleeing war-torn Ukraine.
In a video call on Sunday, the three of them discussed the way forward for Ukraine and 3.2 million refugees, who are suffering at the hands of Russian attacks. “Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were among the first to respond to our grief,” tweeted the Ukrainian President.
Earlier last week, Mila and Ashton turned to their Twitter to thank all those who stepped forward to help them reach their target for Ukraine. The couple said 65,000 people donated over their $30 million target within two weeks, including several Silicon Valley billionaires.
“We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your support… and now with your help we have reached our goal”.
The couple’s GoFund me page stands at over $35 million dollars.
Kunis was born in Ukraine in 1983 and moved to the United States when she was 8 years old. “Ukrainians are proud and brave people who deserve our help in their time of need”.
The funds raised by Kutcher and Kunis, who are married, will be donated to the philanthropic arms of two Silicon Valley darlings: logistics start-up Flexport and housing rental giant Airbnb.
“Flexport.org is organizing shipments of relief supplies to refugee sites in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova,” write Kutcher and Kunis.
“Airbnb.org is providing free, short-term housing to refugees fleeing Ukraine.