Ukrainian-American actress Mila Kunis says Russians are not enemies

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Mila Kunis talks about her Ukrainian roots in a new interview with Maria Shriver. Along with her husband Ashton Kutcher, the actress wants to raise $ 30 million to help Ukrainian refugees flee the devastation of the Russian invasion.

Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983 and moved to the United States with his family at the age of seven. “I’ve always felt like an American,” she told Schreiber. interview.. “People were like,’Oh, you’re very East Baltic.'” I’m very LA! “

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But despite her sense of American identity, witnessing a humanitarian crisis in her home country made Kunis feel a deep connection to her Ukrainian heritage. “I can’t express or explain what happened and what happened, but suddenly,” Oh, I feel like a part of my heart has been torn, “she says. ..

according to Another clip From the interview The 70’s show The star is trying to share her newly discovered Ukrainian pride with her children. Despite being born in Soviet Ukraine, she describes her way of describing herself as a Russian at all times. “It doesn’t matter to me that I came from Ukraine. I’ve always said I’m Russian because it was never important,” Kunis said, and more people than Ukraine say Russia. Said that it is likely to recognize. But now she says, “Hell! I’m from Ukraine.”

Still, Knis doesn’t want Russian citizens to be considered enemies, she Tell Shriver.. “I really want to emphasize that. I don’t think it’s said enough in the press,” she says. “I think now there is the idea that if you are not with us, you are against us. And I confuse the two problems that people are having. I don’t want it. I don’t think it’s Russian people, so I don’t want to say “every Russian is a scary person”. I don’t want to make it rhetoric, so I encourage people to see it in terms of “it’s people in power, not people themselves.”

Full interview will be available on Sunday Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper Newsletter as part of the journalist Conversations Above the Noise digital series.

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