Maksim Chmerkovskiy Says He Was Arrested in Ukraine Amid Russian War
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is making plans to escape Ukraine as Vladimir Putin‘s Russian military forces continue to invade the country.
The Dancing With the Stars pro, who has been sharing daily updates from Kyiv, took to Instagram on Feb. 28 and revealed he was recently arrested.
“Just a lot of fighting everywhere,” he said in the video message. “The streets are crazy. At one point, I got arrested…but all good, promise. That was probably the least traumatizing moment in this whole thing as far as Ukraine is concerned, but for me, it was just a reality check.”
Later in the video, he shared his next steps. “I’m going to try to make my way out,” he said. “I’m going to try to start getting toward the border. I have options. My options are better than most people’s unfortunately.”
Maksim, who recently returned to the Eastern European country to be a judge on the Ukrainian World of Dance series, concluded his message by asking people who have been following his journey not to panic if he “disappears” for a while.