Kristen Stewart Honors Ukraine at Independent Film Awards

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Actress Kristen Stewart voiced her support for the people of Ukraine at an independent film awards ceremony on Sunday as Russia continues its bloody military invasion.

“Today we are obliged to stand with the Ukrainian people. They are risking their lives to fight for these same things,” said Stewart, Honorary Chairman of the 2022 Independent Spirit Awards, standing in front of a blue and yellow screen, according to USA today.

“We stand up for the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing this war, both Ukrainians and those of other nationalities who are being denied asylum,” she added.

husband and wife duo Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally hosted the awards, condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin with an obscene hand gesture, USA Today reported.

Offerman asked that the crowd “send their best wishes to those affected by the war in Ukraine and all unjust conflicts around the world.”

Other celebrities including Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have expressed support for Ukraine. The couple announced last week that they would match donations of up to $3 million to benefit Ukrainian refugees.

“Today I am a proud Ukrainian,” Kunis, who was born in Ukraine in 1983 and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1991, said on a GoFundMe page for the cause.

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