Hollywood, football stars ask for more donations to Ukraine

Hollywood actor Liev Schreiber and former Ukrainian football star Andriy Shevchenko called for continued international donations to Ukraine during a visit Monday to a residential area outside Kiev that was badly damaged by Russian bombing.

“People see it as a one-time thing. But as you can see, people live with it every day,” said Schreiber, who starred in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

“It’s a cowardly move,” said Schreiber, pointing to a damaged apartment building in Borodyanka, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Kiev.

Borodyanka is located in the Bucha area, where hundreds of dead civilians were discovered after the Russian occupation and withdrew at the end of March. Ukrainian authorities said 16,000 residential buildings in the area were damaged.

Schreiber, who is of part Ukrainian descent and involved in several charities for the country, previously met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

A number of Hollywood stars have visited Ukraine during the war, including Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn and Ben Stiller.

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