Val Chmerkovskiy Speaks Out On Russian Invasion As Brother Maksim Shares New Updates From Ukraine

Val Chmerkovskiy is speaking out as his brother Maksim continues giving emotional updates on what it’s like to be in their home country of Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. The “Dancing with the Stars” pro, who was born and raised in Ukraine, took to Instagram on Friday to share his thoughts on Maks being there during this time. “My parents fled this country for this exact reason. … It’s a cruel irony that 28 years later my brother is in a bombshelter in Kiev,” Val wrote.