Oprah Winfrey Shares Raw and Beautiful Video Message About Ukraine

Oprah Winfrey just released a powerful video addressing the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

This week, the media mogul, 68, shared a candid essay and video in response to the Russian invasion that has cost so many lives and forced thousands of Ukrainians to flee the country. Not only did she honor the people of Ukraine, but she also thanked the families who have opened their doors to refugees.

“As I’m surrounded by comfort and beauty, I can’t help thinking about the fear and exhaustion every one of them must feel,” Oprah says in the clip. “Those who are fleeing, those who are sleeping underground, those who are hiding in their basements.”

Oprah goes on to thank other countries, who have welcomed Ukrainian refugees. “And did you hear how so many families across the border in Poland have now opened their homes to the immigrants of Ukraine?” she adds. “How they are reaching out to people they don’t even know because they recognize that they are neighbors and that they are all of us?”

The post’s caption read, “This week @oprah is sharing a moving message on the senseless attacks on the people of Ukraine and the powerful ways Poland is showing up for the immigrants from Ukraine.”

Oprah also shared a slideshow of inspiring quotes from her blog post. “What we’re witnessing in Ukraine and in the world’s response to it is what we can do when we connect, when we allow ourselves to imagine what another might be feeling,” she wrote. (Read the full article here.)

We couldn’t agree more.

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