According to TheHollywood Reporter:
With Russian President Vladimir Putin early Thursday launching a military operation in Ukraine, and U.S. President Joe Biden denouncing the “unprovoked and unjustified” attack, many people around the world discussed the escalation of the crisis, including top names in the media and entertainment industries.
In a televised address, Putin accused the U.S. and its allies of ignoring Russia’s demand to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO and offer Moscow security guarantees. At that time, big explosions were heard in Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine. Biden warned that the world would “hold Russia accountable.”
In the days that have followed, Hollywood figures such as Angelina Jolie, Mark Ruffalo, Ryan Reynolds, David Lynch and Hayden Panettiere have used social media to vocalize their support of Ukrainians.
Reynolds took to Twitter to encourage people to donate to the UN Refugee Agency as he and wife Blake Lively match gifts dollar for dollar up to $1 million to help support displaced Ukrainian refugees. “In 48 hours, countless Ukrainians were forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries. They need protection,” he tweeted.
Director David Lynch condemned Putin in a lengthy statement during his Feb. 25 Morning Weather Report. “Mr. Putin, we are as human beings charged as to how we treat our fellow man and there is a law of nature, a hard and fast law for which there are no loopholes and no escaping it, and this law is what you sow you shall reap,” he said in the recorded video. “Right now Mr. Putin you are sowing death and destruction. It’s all on you. The Ukrainians didn’t attack your country. You went in and attacked their country. All this death and destruction is going to come back and visit you, and in this big picture we are involved in, there is an infinite amount of time, life after life after life, for you to reap what you are sowing.”