July 4, 2022

Maxim Chmerkovsky says he was arrested in Ukraine amid the invasion

Maxim Chmerkovsky says he was arrested in Ukraine amid the invasion

Maxim Chmerkovsky is still trying to leave Ukraine.

Dancing with the Stars posted a video on Instagram Early on Monday he told his followers that he was arrested in his homeland amid the Russian invasion and is now Knowing how to get out.

“[There’s] Lots of fighting all around. The streets are crazy. I was arrested once. …But all the best, promise,” he said in the nearly five-minute-long video.

“It was probably the least shocking moment in this whole thing regarding Ukraine, but for me, it was a reality check.”

Chmerkovsky, 42, said he has “a lot to loosen” emotionally but is not “in a state of mind right now to do so”.

“I’m just trying to stay focused,” he added.

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Maxim Chmerkovsky posted another video from Ukraine saying he was arrested.
Maximk / Instagram; betamorgatroyd

The Ukrainian national also said he would try to make his way to the border so he could cross into Poland.

“I have options. I admit, unfortunately, my choices are better than most people.” I’m a little nervous to be honest with you, but I think it’s going to be okay. Well, I know it’s going to be fine.”

He has shut down his video by asking his viewers not to panic if he disappears on social media for a while as he is in contact with his parents, brother and stepmother Peta Murgatroyd.

Chmerkovskiy and his younger brother Val Chmerkovskiy, who also competes on “DWTS”, were born in Odessa, Ukraine, and immigrated to the United States with their family in 1994.

Maxim Chmerkovsky hugging Peta Murgatroyd in a selfie.
The former “DWTS” professional, married to Peta Murgatroyd, is now trying to make it to Poland.
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Maxim has lived in Kyiv for the past six months on and off filming “World of Dance UA,” splitting his time between there and Los Angeles, where he lives with Murgatroyd, 35, and their 5-year-old son Shay.

“There is always another way! WAR is never an answer,” Maks commented in a previous video when he The Russians conquered first.

He continued, explaining, “I will never be the same.” “It’s exhausting and I’m getting my old feelings back, like I did this before. It feels like it was when and why we left in the ’90s. Like the old PTSD I finally fixed is coming back.”