The news coming out of Kyiv has been heartbreaking to watch. But for one Ukrainian, the nightmare is a very personal one. Dancing With the Stars alum Maksim Chmerkovskiy is currently in Kyiv and has shared a series of Instagram posts about what is going on around him as Russia invades his home country. … A Ukraine native, Maksim spends part of the year in his Kyiv apartment. He happened to be staying there this week as Russian troops began an invasion of the country. Maksim took to his Instagram to give his followers a little insight into what was going on in the city on Thursday, and to share a message for any Russian citizens who may be watching. In a second clip, Maksim captured a family fleeing the city with their small children and suitcases.