Emmy Award-winning actor Ben Stiller has praised three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray for shining a light on what is happening in Ukraine. At the end of February, the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.
Murray was one of the first players to speak out against Russia’s actions in Ukraine, and in March he announced his decision to donate all of his winnings for the remainder of the season to the UNICEF aid in Ukraine.
“I so respect that Andy Murray shines a light on the millions of people – and children – who are still affected by this senseless war in Ukraine,” Stiller tweeted.
Murray is sorry for the situation in Ukraine.
Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24. More than five months have passed since the start of the Russian invasion.
The situation in Ukraine isn’t getting as much attention as when Russia launched its invasion, and Murray isn’t happy about that. “Yes, I hope so. I think that’s one of the things that UNICEF has talked to my team about.
It’s very difficult. It’s not the main story of the news every day like it was back then,” Murray said, according to Ben Rothenberg.
“We can’t just forget that. It’s still happening. People are still being killed, children are still having to flee their homes, and find themselves in really, really tragic situations.”
“I think it’s important that the media continue to shine a light on this subject, to talk about it. I hope what we are doing here can help a little with that.”
Meanwhile, Murray is ready to kick off his campaign at the Citi Open in Washington. In the first round in Washington, Murray faces Mikael Ymer. Murray and Sweden’s Ymer have never met before and they will meet for the first time when they meet in Washington.