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Celebrities Take A Stand With Ukraine

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US Weekly's Christina Garibaldi has the latest on which celebrities are speaking out.

Naturally, the conflict in Ukraine has taken center stage of the magazine after Russia's unprovoked attack on the country which started on February 24th.

"The images are heartbreaking and devastating, but celebrities are definitely standing up, pledging and donating, and doing what they can," Garibaldi said.

The Real Housewives of New York City star, Bethenny Frankel, has raised over $4 million in medical supplies for Ukraine. Through her disaster relief and crisis charity BStrong, in partnership with Global Empowerment Mission, Frankel is sending hygiene kits, blankets, generators, sleeping bags and more to Ukraine's NATO bordering countries to provide relief to refugees.

Frankel and the BStrong Foundation have committed to $15 million to support Ukrainian refugees.

Donations can be made at bethenny.com/bstrong

Celebrity couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are also contributing to the cause, pledging to match up to $1 million in donations to the USA for UNHCR organization.

Lively and Reynolds both posted to their social media accounts urging their followers to donate.

Donations to USA for UNHCR can be made at give.unrefugees.org.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the Ukrainian Dancing With the Stars pro, is another star shedding light on the situation in Ukraine after getting stuck in the capital of Kyiv where he was visiting. The dancer shared videos to social media about his experience before getting arrested and eventually returning home safely to his wife Petra Murgatroyd.

In addition to the important coverage on the war in Ukraine, Garibaldi says the latest issue of US Weekly will cast a spotlight on Megan Markle and Prince Harry's big night at the NACCP Awards.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex received the President's Award. The couple made a joint speech on stage expressing their gratitude saying,

"We are so deeply humbled to be here in the company of so many illustrious awardees."

For more stories be sure to check out the latest issue of US Weekly.

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