When tensions rise for long enough, it can be just as hard to tell when they'll reach their breaking point as when a crisis comes out of nowhere.
So while people living in Ukraine could point to a worrying trend of deteriorating relations with Russia in recent history, that didn't make it any less shocking when Russian forces actually started to invade the country.
And one of the people who were caught up in that sudden escalation was Dancing With the Stars alumnus Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who was stuck in Kyiv when the invasion began.
And now, it seems that he has finally completed his uncertain and stressful journey homeward.
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