He would go to bed in a warm hotel room, he said almost four minute video posted on his Twitter account as thousands of refugees will face sub-zero temperatures as they continue their plight to neighboring countries. Others, mostly men, will go in the opposite direction to retaliate against Russian forces.
“The snow is coming as we talk. The temperatures are really freezing, “said the chef an emotional clip, his voice breaking at times. He added: “It is difficult to know that even at this time there are mostly women, because men stay and children go for hours from Ukraine to safety, in different countries.”
He added: “Why are we putting young men and women in this situation? We have not learned enough from the horrors of the past. People, we need to speak out against leaders who divide us. ”
As of Tuesday morning, his video had garnered more than 1.7 million views and about 15,000 retweets.
IN Poland, the chef and his organization were among the first to arrive to feed thousands of refugees fleeing the violence, delivering cups of hot tea and chicken and vegetable soup.
Nate Mook, CEO of World Central Kitchen, describes the chaotic scene of the border in a Twitter video published in the organization’s account early Tuesday in Poland.
“There are hundreds of cars lined up here, families fleeing Ukraine,” he said. “Many of them waited 10, 20, sometimes 30 hours to get here to cross the border.
Mook said he was there, handing out sandwiches, fresh fruit and chocolate to the children. “What can we do to support them, because they are here,” he said. “It’s very cold right now and we’re just trying to do the little we can to support and help.”
In Sesov, Andres condemned supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Anyone who has ever thought of saying that Putin is a good leader should be ashamed,” the chef said. “Anyone who supports people who say Putin is a good leader … they should be more ashamed of it. “
Emily Hale contributed to this report.