Hayden Panettiere confirms daughter is safe, not in Ukraine with ex Wladimir Klitschko
Hayden Panettiere, wife of Hall of Fame boxer Wladimir Klitschko, confirmed that the couple's daughter is safe and away from the Russian invasion of Ukraine after Klitschko vowed to fight for his country if the situation requires him to do so. Klitschko is the brother of Vitali, who is the mayor of the city of Kyiv. Amid major chaos caused by the Russian forces attacking Kyiv, 'Nashville' actress Hayden took to social media to inform concerned fans that her 7-year-old daughter Kaya is not with her father in Ukraine.
Klitschko, however, has chosen to stay back in the city of Kyiv where attacks from the Russian forces continue to bombard, leaving most of the city in a state of brutal bloodshed and ruins. During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, Vitali, the mayor of Kyiv stated, "It's already a bloody war. I don't have another choice. I have to do that. I would fight."
Wladimir himself had enlisted in the Ukrainian military earlier this month. In a social media post, he wrote, 'It is not "the war of Ukraine", it is Putin's war. Meticulous preparations were hidden behind the fog of the last few weeks in order to set in motion a plan that had been drawn up for months. Destruction and death come upon us. That's it, blood will mix with tears. We must face reality and have the courage to draw the conclusions for our future and that of our children. This is a blatant violation of international law. And, if you listen carefully, this war is also talking about Europe."
Wladimir's wife Hayden also made a post on social media addressing the activities of the Russian government. 'What Putin is doing is an absolute disgrace! This horrific moment in history sends a terrifying message: the message that in this day and age, in year 2022, it’s okay to violate the rights of free people and allow autocrats like Putin to take whatever they please,' she wrote, continuing, 'I’m praying for my family and friends there and everyone who’s fighting. I wish you had more support and I wish I was there fighting with you! 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.'
In reply to a fan's comment about the safety of her daughter, she confirmed that her daughter was 'safe and not in Ukraine.'