Maksim Chmerkovskiy still trapped in Kyiv amid the Russian invasion in Ukraine. While being trapped he is keeping his followers updated about his situation through social media. Maks gives his latest update.
The Dancing With the Stars alum posted a video to Instagram early Monday. He told his followers that he was arrested in his home country amid Russia’s invasion and is figuring out how to get out. “Few lates updates, a plan to start making it out and a big request” he captioned the post.
“There’s a lot of fighting everywhere. Streets are crazy. At one point I got arrested. But all good, promise” he said in his nearly five minute video. “That was probably the least traumatizing moment in this whole thing as far as Ukraine is concerned, but for me, it was a reality check”. Chmerkovskiy said he has a lot to unpack emotionally but is not in a mental state right now to do so.
“I’m just trying to stay focused” he added. The Ukrainian citizen also shared that he’s going to try to make his way to the border so he can cross over into Poland. “I have options. My options are better than most people’s, unfortunately” he admitted. “I’m a little nervous to be honest with you, but I think it’s going to be all right. Well, I know it’s going to be OK”.
He closed out his video by asking his viewers not to panic if he disappears on social media for a while because he is keeping in touch with his parents, brother and wife, Peta Murgatroyd. Chmerkovskiy and his younger brother Val Chmerkovskiy, who also competes on DWTS were born in Odessa, Ukraine and immigrated to the US with their family in 1994.
The Russian attack on Ukraine is an evolving story, with information changing quickly. We will keep updating as the star continues to portray his circumstance. Keep an eye on Thirsty for more.