“We need to stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with the people of Ukraine”
American actress Hayden Panettiere has launched Hoplon International, an organization which aims to raise critical funding for medical supplies and protective gear for Ukrainians. Panettiere said she started the fund to ensure aid is directly and quickly distributed where it is most urgently needed.
“I have personally witnessed the strength of the Ukrainian people who fought so hard for their independence and have continued to passionately defend their country over the years,” actress wrote on social media.
Hayden Panettiere has her own story with Ukraine. She shares a 7-year-old daughter with Ukrainian former professional boxer Volodymyr Klychko. His brother Vitaly Klychko is the mayor of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, a city that the Russian invaders are now trying to encircle.