“Just a lot of fighting everywhere,” he said in the video message. “The streets are crazy. At one point, I got arrested…but all good, promise. That was probably the least traumatizing moment in this whole thing as far as Ukraine is concerned, but for me, it was just a reality check.”
Later in the video, he shared his next steps. “I’m going to try to make my way out,” he said. “I’m going to try to start getting toward the border. I have options. My options are better than most people’s unfortunately.”
Maksim, who recently returned to the Eastern European country to be a judge on the Ukrainian World of Dance series, concluded his message by asking people who have been following his journey not to panic if he “disappears” for a while.
Just days before this update, Maksim’s wife Peta Murgatroyd asked her followers to pray for her husband’s safe return to the United States.
Peta also asked her followers to pray for the Ukrainians whose “lives are being greatly uprooted” and are in “an unfathomable situation.”