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Benedict Cumberbatch took a stand for Ukraine during a Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in Los Angeles Monday, where he called on people around the world to do what they can to help the victims of Russian aggression.
Cumberbatch, 45, received the prestigious star with his wife, Sophie Hunter, 43, but he said he was unable to celebrate the momentous occasion without expressing support for Ukrainians across the world fighting for their lives.
“I can’t speak today, at this very proud moment of my life, on this extraordinary platform, without acknowledging the obvious of what is happening in Ukraine and to show my support for the people of Ukraine, and my support for the people of Russia who are opposing the kleptocracy and the idiocy of their rulers to try and halt the progression of this atrocity,” Cumberbatch told a group of reporters.
“There’s more for all of us to do than to just have thoughts and prayers, we need to act,” he added.
“We need to act.”
Benedict Cumberbatch turned his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony into a tribute to the people of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/5gkIDIsIzf
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