The Russian-born AEW star Leyla Hirsch has expressed her disapproval of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The invasion started on the 24th of February and still advancing.

Ever since the battle began, several celebrities and well-known people have come out in support of Ukraine. The Russian-born pro wrestler is a recent addition to the long list of those who have condemned the ongoing situation.

Hirsch took to Twitter and released a statement expressing distaste for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. In addition to showing her support to Ukraine, she bashed her birthplace country’s president by calling him a “Brutal Dictator.”

Hirschs statement read:


I want to make something very clear.
I stand with Ukraine one hundred percent
and my heart breaks for its citizens who are
suffering at the hands of Vladimir Putin. I
was born in Russia. I came to the US at
eight years of age and became an American
citizen. I cannot change my heritage any
more than any other citizen can change
theirs. The mere fact that I was born in
Russia does not mean that I support this
brutal dictator. Everyone who would even
suggest such a thing is simply wrong, plain
and simple.

Not too long ago, WWE Hall of Famer Kane shared take on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and received a lot of backlash. Kane’s stance on the situation angered many as it was something that the general public doesn’t share.

Putin launched the “Special Military Operation” from the North, South, and East fronts of Ukraine on the 24th of last month, and the battle is still developing. So far, the invasion has led over a million Ukrainians to flee their country to somewhere safe.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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