Ukrainians, please forgive me! Russian actress Irina Starshenbaum on Russia-Ukraine conflict

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Feb 24, 2022, 06:44 PM(IST)

Russian actress Irina Starshenbaum Photograph:( Instagram )

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Russian actress Irina Starshenbaum and director Danila Kozlovsky have reacted to the Ukraine-Russia conflict,

After weeks of tension between Russia and Ukraine, on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a special military operation into Ukraine. 

As Russia launched wide-ranging attacks targeting multiple cities, celebrities from around the world have reacted to the critical situation. 

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Amid escalating tensions between the two countries, Russian actress Irina Starshenbaum reacted to the situation. Noting that how war will only bring war and pain, Irina expressed a deep 'apology' to the Ukrainian people. 

Sharing a black post on her Instagram account, the actress wrote, ''How did we get to that point? Why, then, do we remember every May 9 how much pain and loss the war brought us? I don't want to believe that. We didn't choose that.''

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Adding further, she wrote, ''Nothing will justify war and I don't have the words to express all the pain and horror of this morning. Ukrainians, please forgive me for my helplessness. We wish an immediate end to these heinous acts.''

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Vampire Academy's fame Danila Kozlovsky also shared a black post on his Instagram account and simply wrote, ''Fear and shame....agree! NO WAR.''

Many celebrities from around the world have also reacted to the Ukraine-Russia conflict, including Stephen King, Piers Morgan and Cardi B.

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Stephen King wrote, “What most of us learned as kids on the playground: You don’t stand by while a big kid beats up a little kid. You might take a punch or two making the big kid stop, but that’s the right thing to do.”

Earlier, Cardi B said, "Wish these world leaders [would] stop tripping about power and really think about who's really getting affected (citizens) besides the whole world is in a crisis. War, sanctions, invasions should be the last thing these leaders should worry about.”

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