Maksim Chmerkovskiy Hugs Son in Sweet Pic After Escape From Ukraine
“Although @maksimc made it home, this DOES NOT mean we aren’t continuing our efforts to provide assistance to the Ukrainian refugees,” she explained. “We have big plans in store and our sole focus is on this war. [heart emoji] A smaller plan is going up on my stories soon!”
Maksim was in Ukraine filming a local version of the reality show World of Dance in the capital of Kyiv when Russian forces invaded on Feb. 24 as part of a “special military operation” ordered by President Vladimir Putin.
The professional dancer and choreographer, who moved with his family to the U.S. in 1994, documented his escape from the country in dispatches on Instagram, while Peta called on her followers to pray for his safe return.
“This was not me trying to publicize the situation,” he later said on Good Morning America. “This was me trying to cry for help. I literally, I was just screaming out, ‘This is what I just saw. I just want you to see it, whoever you are.'”