“There is always another way! War is never an answer!” Chmerkovskiy wrote in the caption.
“Note: I will never be the same,” he continued. “It’s exhausting and I’m reminiscing about the old vibes, like I did this before. It looks like it was when and why we left in the ’90s.”
Chmerkovskiy told his followers that he’s “not a social media guy sometimes due to some kind of personal difficulty, and that’s definitely not the time because I usually post anything on social media.”
“Everyone was hoping to avoid the eventuality of this situation,” he said, as the emergency sirens sounded. “There will be no that kind of aggression… that kind of aggressive action.”
Chmerkovsky, his younger brother Valentin, is also a professional dancer, who immigrated from Ukraine to the United States in the 1990s.
He said he wanted to go back to the US and realized he had a way to do so because of his US passport.
“What I realize is that my friends whose children are here, their mothers and fathers are here and the old people who are here, they just can’t escape,” Chmerovsky said emotionally.
CNN has reached out to representatives of the professional dance program for information about the circumstances surrounding its presence in Ukraine.
He debuted with the successful ABC Dance Competition series during the second season in 2005. He won the competition in 2014, and also served as a guest judge the following year during season 21.
Shmerovsky married fellow “DWTS” professional, Peta Murgatroyd in 2017. The parents of their 5-year-old son Shay.
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