Maksim Chmerkovskiy is making plans to escape Ukraine as Vladimir PutinRussia’s military continues to invade the country. 
The Dancing With the Stars pro, who has been sharing daily updates from Kyiv, took to Instagram on Feb. 28 and revealed he was recently arrested.
“Just a lot of fighting everywhere,” he said in the video message. It’s crazy on the streets. At one point, I got arrested…but all good, promise. It was not the most traumatizing time in all of it, as Ukraine was concerned. But, for me, it was a reality check.”
In the next video, he shares his next steps. “I’m going to try to make my way out,” he said. I’m determined to get closer to the border. There are options. My choices are more than many people’s, however.
Maksim, who recently returned to the Eastern European country to be a judge on the Ukrainian World of Dance series, concluded his message by asking people who have been following his journey not to panic if he “disappears” for a while.