‘How do I explain this to my children?’: Holly Willoughby and Kate Beckinsale lead outpouring of celebrities reacting as Russia invades Ukraine



In the early hours of Thursday morning Russian forces launched a full-scale invasion, thought to be Moscow’s most aggressive action since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.

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By the end of the day, the Ukrainian government said 137 civilians and military personnel had been killed. Several explosions were heard in the capital of Kyiv early this morning as Russian forces pressed on with their assault.



With coverage of the shocking and distressing scenes in Ukraine impossible to avoid, Holly, 41, took to Instagram to ask her followers how she should tackle the subject with her children.


Alongside a picture of a tank and soldiers, Holly – who shares daughter Belle, 10, and sons Chester, seven, and Harry James, 12, with husband Dan Baldwin – penned: ‘How do I explain this to my children… I was asked questions last night I didn’t have the answers for… ‘


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