“Although @maksimc returned to Ukraine, this does NOT mean that we won’t continue our efforts to assist the Ukrainian refugees,” she said. “We have huge plans, and this is our only focus. [heart emoji]My stories will soon have a shorter plan!

Maksim was filming in Ukraine for a local reality TV show World of Dance in the capital of Kyiv when Russian forces invaded on Feb. 24 as part of a “special military operation” ordered by President Vladimir Putin.

The professional dancer and choreographer, who moved with his family to the U.S. in 1994, documented his escape from the country in dispatches on Instagram, while Peta called on her followers to pray for his safe return.

He later stated that he was not trying to make the situation public. Good Morning America. This was my attempt to get help. Literally, I was screaming, “This is what just happened.” It’s all I want, regardless of who you may be.