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Leonardo DiCaprio took to Instagram on Thursday to make a rare post as he advocated for the victims of war in Ukraine.
The Titanic actor, 47, posted photos from various humanitarian organizations helping those affected by Russia‘s military invasion, which began on February 24, 2022.
‘The victims of warfare in Ukraine have lost everything from their loved ones to basic materials for survival,’ the Hollywood heartthrob wrote.
Advocating for victims: Leonardo DiCaprio took to Instagram on Thursday to make a rare post as he advocated for the victims of war in Ukraine
‘Humanitarian organizations like @SavetheChildren @careorg @IRC and @refugees are on the ground, dedicating their personnel and resources to support families and innocent people,’ he added.
The Academy Award winner’s fans were touched, with one person commenting, ‘Thank you for using your platform to help the people of Ukraine.’
CARE organization also left a comment saying, ‘Thank you for supporting Ukrainians in need.’
Helping: The Titanic actor, 47, posted photos from various humanitarian organizations helping those affected by Russia’s military invasion, which began on February 24, 2022
In the first photo from Save the children – an international humanitarian organization that protects children around the world – a volunteer worker is seen escorting a woman with her two small children.
In another powerful image there is rubble and destruction as a fire consumes what’s left over of a building. The actor tagged CARE in the image, an organization fighting for social justice.
In yet another moving picture from Rescue.org a woman in a black beanie and pink jacket with tears in her eyes is seen tightly hugging another woman.
Kind: ‘The victims of warfare in Ukraine have lost everything from their loved ones to basic materials for survival,’ the Hollywood heartthrob wrote
Moving: In one of the images a UNICEF worker is seen checking up on a small child, as she holds out her hand in front of him
While in a fourth image a UNICEF worker is seen checking up on a small child, as she holds out her hand in front of him.
Earlier in the week a false story about the actor donating $10 million to Ukraine made its way through the media, but has since been debunked by CNN.
The story reported that DiCaprio’s late maternal grandmother was born in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, but a source close to the actor cleared up the rumor and said he ‘does not have a family member from Odessa or anywhere else in Ukraine.’
The source also stated that DiCaprio ‘stands with Ukraine’ and has made humanitarian donations to CARE, the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and the UN’s refugee agency.
Organizations: The star mentioned humanitarian organizations Save the Children, CARE, Rescue.org, and UN Refugee Agency, to which he has reportedly donated
DiCaprio is famous for his humanitarian and environmental efforts, and has established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998, which supports over 35 conservation projects around the world tasked with the protection of fragile ecosystems and species.
Interestingly enough the A-list actor met with Russian President Vladimir Putin – who was the Prime Minister at the time – on November 23, 2010, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The two were seen talking at a reception held during the International Tiger Conservation Forum, which was held as a response to concerns over the possible extinction of the tiger as a species.
At the time BBC reported that Putin called DiCaprio a ‘muzhik’ – or ‘a real man’ – due to his efforts to be there for the event after two major plane delays.
With Putin: The A-list actor met with Russian President Vladimir Putin – Prime Minister then – in 2010 at a Tiger Conservation Forum in St. Petersburg where Putin called him ‘a real man’
Source: Daily Mail