Val Chmerkovskiy Says Brother Maksim ‘Was Petrified’ When Russia Launched Ukraine Invasion

Val Chmerkovskiy is weighing in on how his family and friends are doing amid the war in Ukraine. While on the “Conversations with Olivia Jade” podcast the “Dancing With the Stars” pro opened up about what is was like having his brother, Maks, in Ukraine when Russia began its invasion. “He was petrified, we talked about it, and he was grateful to get out, but he is now right back at the Polish border trying to do whatever he can,” he said.