Ashton Kutcher Stands With Ukraine, Homeland Of Wife Mila Kunis

Daniel Mitchell-Benoit
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
Getty | Kevin Winter

As the invasion of Ukraine continues and the fight against Russia's military goes on, we're seeing more and more people voice their thoughts on the matter and, more often than not, their solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

This also goes for celebrities, who one by one are sharing their stance with the world and raising awareness.

Ashton Kutcher made his stance on the Ukrainian crisis very clear recently.

In a very simple tweet posted to his over 17 million follower account, he said "I stand with Ukraine." He apparently also retweeted a photo of Ukraine's flag afterward, but that has since been deleted.

It's nice to know where he stands, but it should come as no surprise.

Mila Kunis.
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His wife, actress Mila Kunis, was born in Ukraine back when it was still part of the USSR. She moved to the United States when she was seven years old, and has been very open about the experience throughout her career.

At least, with what she can remember of it as it seems that an entire year of her adjustment experience has been blocked from her memory.

As CNN reported, she said, "Ultimately, I adjusted fairly quickly and fairly well, but it must have been hard because I blocked out second grade completely."

And based on her conversations with her mother and grandmother, it wasn't hard to see why a young Kunis would have suppressed that period.

As she told The Los Angeles Times in 2008, "It was because I cried every day. I didn’t understand the culture. I didn’t understand the people. I didn’t understand the language. My first sentence of my essay to get into college was like, ‘Imagine being blind and deaf at age seven.’ And that’s kind of what it felt like moving to the States."

And while her parents were in a more secure position to flee than some, there was a sense that they had to start all over again too.

In Kunis' words, "My parents had given up good jobs and degrees, which were not transferable. We arrived in New York on a Wednesday and by Friday morning my brother and I were at school in LA.”

She has yet to comment on the current conflict, but she remembers the time her family fled initially.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
Getty | Kevin Winter

The context, while not the same, was evidently similar in tone. On an episode of Conan, she recalled it as, "At that point, it was still, like, at the fall of communism, and we came [on] a refugee visa. It just wasn't something you flaunted."

h/t: popculture.

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