EastEnders star Max Bowden says his ‘heart is hurting’ for Ukrainians in emotional post

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Max Bowden, the sixth Ben Mitchell, is up for Best Newcomer. (BBC/Jack Barnes)
Max Bowden, the sixth Ben Mitchell, is up for Best Newcomer. (BBC/Jack Barnes)

EastEnders actor Max Bowden has voiced his support for Ukraine as he revealed how the “devastating” Russian invasion has left him 'crying at random times'.

The 27-year-old, who plays Ben Mitchell in the soap, shared a candid tweet with fans on Tuesday, revealing that the current way was causing his anxiety to start 'bubbling away' more than ever.

“I don’t know about anybody else, but I feel my anxiety bubbling away currently more than ever. My heart is hurting so bad for the people of the Ukraine,” he wrote. “The world has not learnt a thing. Find myself crying at random times in the day.”

The actor, who joined the popular soap last year, becoming the sixth actor to play the son of Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), then asked: “How do we progress? It’s just devastating.”

Fans immediately responded to the moving post as one follower stated: “I feel exactly the same Max, it’s scary. It’s like we keep going from one disaster to another. and all we can do is sit back and watch the world leaders not doing enough to help. Take care. ”

Max Bowden as Ben Mitchell in EastEnders (BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)
Max Bowden as Ben Mitchell in EastEnders (BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

“I’m so scared and worried right now, it’s just not a safe world to be living in right now. And like you Max, it’s making my anxiety pretty high. It’s just hard too see a way out with the current world leader. Sending you a whole lot of love Max,” another fan added.

While one follower commented: “Thanks for using your platform, Max. This situation is devastating. We can write to our MP to demand stronger sanctions and a fairer, easier open-door policy for Ukrainian refugees. We can donate to organisations such as Red Cross and UN's Ukraine Humanitarian Fund.”

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A view of damaged Kharkiv governor's office after the missile attack (Getty)

Russian President Vladimir Putin began an invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.

Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a “special operation” that it says is not designed to occupy territory but to destroy its southern neighbour's military capabilities and capture what it regards as dangerous nationalists.

Read more: Stars show support for Ukraine at SAG Awards

On Monday, Russia was accused of war crimes after a reported cluster bomb attack on Kharkiv, which reportedly killed 11 people.

While Satellite images released on Tuesday morning revealed a huge 40-mile long convoy of Russian vehicles heading towards Kyiv, amid fears Putin is ready to ramp up his efforts to take the capital.

Watch: Video shows building being blown to bits by devastating Russian missile strike

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