Hayden Panettiere Lets Fans Know Her Daughter Is Okay as She Shows Support for Her Child’s Father and Uncle, the Mayor of Kyiv

While showing her support for Ukraine, her ex Wladimir Klitschko and his brother, the mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, actress Hayden Panettiere is also sharing that the child she and her ex share is safe.

Alongside an Instagram post celebrating her time in Ukraine while dating Klitschko, Panettiere wrote, “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.” 

hayden panettiere lets fans know her daughter is okay as she shows support for her child’s father and uncle, the mayor of kyiv
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As the actress continues, she condemned Russia’s president Vladimir Putin’s actions, calling them “an absolute disgrace! This horrific moment in history sends a terrifying message: the message that in this day and age, in the year 2022, it’s okay to violate the rights of free people and allow autocrats like Putin to take whatever they please.”

Panettiere continued saying that she is praying for her family and wishes she was there fighting alongside the people of Ukraine. “For now, I ask for those of us who can’t be there to stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and show your support for democracy.”

Hayden Panettiere Lets Fans Know Her Daughter Is Okay as She Shows Support for Her Child’s Father and Uncle, the Mayor of Kyiv

In the comments section, one fan asked Panettiere if their daughter, Kaya, was safe. “Please tell me that your daughter is currently stateside and not with her dad during this,” the comment read, to which the actress replied saying, “she’s safe and not in Ukraine.”

Yesterday, the Klitschko brothers said that they plan to stay in Ukraine and fight with and for their fellow countrymen and women. “Demonstrations are a key element of democracy,” the former boxer said in his recent Instagram post. “On our continent at this moment fundamental elements of democracy are under threat.”

“As I wrote before, ‘There is no democracy without democrats.’ Get involved and use the freedoms that democracy offers you to express your support and solidarity. Therefore, I call upon all citizens to organize demonstrations and raise their voices against war, for democracy and for freedom. I ask the people of the European democracies to stand side by side with the free, democracy-loving Ukrainian people.”

As Klitschko continued, he demanded that “the cowardly and murderous attack by the autocratic Russian regime on us must be stopped immediately. Start ‘demo-cracy,’ a demonstration for democracy, against war, and for a peaceful and free future for the children of our continent.”

Klitschko is a member of Ukraine’s reserve army and as his brother Vitali explained to Good Morning Britain, he doesn’t have “another choice” but to stand alongside his brother and fight for his country as well. “It’s already a bloody war. I don’t have another choice. I have to do that. I would fight.”

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