George Clooney And Hayden Panettiere Show Their Support For Ukraine

As the EuroMaidan protesters stay strong, American celebrities have begun to draw attention to the possible revolution happening across the Atlantic.

1. Hayden Panettiere recently visited Kiev with her fiancé, the heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, to speak to the protesters.

With Klitschko (who is the brother of opposition leader/heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko) acting as her translator, Hayden offered some touching words to the now-thousands of protesters standing through snow storms just to make a change.

2. “As an American, I want you to know that I stand by you, I support your fight, and I will support it until the country of Ukraine, in its entirety, reflects the true beauty of the Ukrainian people. Keep fighting. I love you all.”

Gleb Garanich / Reuters

3. Meanwhile, George Clooney also had a few words to say to the Ukrainian people in support of E.U. integration.

4. “We [in the United States] have learned, through trial and error, that true democracy cannot exist without a free and fair and honest election; you cannot have a democracy when you arrest and harm its peaceful protesters.”

Stringer / Reuters

5. Both Clooney and Panettiere wished the Ukrainian people safety and luck in their fight for a new government.

Gleb Garanich / Reuters

To learn more about the EuroMaidan protests, click here.

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