Maksim Chmerkovskiy returns from Ukraine to the United States and has an emotional reunion with his wife Peta Murgatroyd at the airport


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Maksim Chmerkovskiy had an emotional reunion with his wife Peta Murgatroyd as he returned home from Ukraine on Wednesday.

Chmerkovskiy boarded a Finnair flight to the United States after traveling to Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday as Russia continues to attack Ukraine.

Chmerkovsky and Murgatroyd were pictured embracing after landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The couple held hands as they exited the airport.

The professional dancer previously went live on his social media account after traveling to Warsaw to discuss the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia and the guilt he feels about leaving the country.

“I felt bad when I left,” Chmerkovskiy said. during Instagram Live.

He explained the conditions on the train, saying it was packed with people, including women and children. Chmerkovskiy claimed he was unable to get off the train at any stop as it headed towards Warsaw.

“I still feel guilty for being on that train,” he added.

Touching reunion between Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd at LAX airport.
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Chmerkovskiy also revealed that some of his friends are on the front line against the Russian invasion.

“I don’t know if they died,” he admitted.

The former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ pro has been splitting his time between Ukraine and Los Angeles for the past six months while filming the Ukrainian version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine on February 24.

Chmerkovskiy uploaded photos and videos of the ongoing war to his social media account. At one point, he told his 1.1 million Instagram followers that he had been arrested in Ukraine.

Murgatroyd previously asked his social media followers to pray for Chmerkovskiy's safe return from Ukraine.

Murgatroyd previously asked his social media followers to pray for Chmerkovskiy’s safe return from Ukraine.
(Rodin Eckenroth)

Russia and Ukraine said on Wednesday they were ready to hold talks for the second time since the Russian invasion of its neighbor began last week.

Around 874,000 people have fled Ukraine, and the UN refugee agency has warned the number could soon top one million. Countless others took refuge underground.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.




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