Greg Gutfeld, a co-host on Fox News’ “The Five,” is voicing gratitude for his colleagues in Ukraine helping to keep his mother-in-law safe from harm.
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During a segment on Wednesday’s show, Gutfeld revealed on air the mother of his wife, former Russian model Elena Moussa, is trapped in a hotel in Lviv, about 43 miles from the border of Poland, where thousands of Ukrainians have sought refuge since Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded the Eastern European country.
Gutfeld thanked Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson, in Lviv, for looking out for his mother-in-law.
“Well, thank you, Lucas,” the co-host said from the network’s Manhattan studio. “You’re in Lviv. So is my mother-in-law. I think she’s at your hotel. If you run into her, give her my best. Give everybody there my best.”
“She’s across the street,” Tomlinson replied, referring to Moussa’s mother.
Gutfeld thanked Tomlinson for his “great work” in Ukraine and expressed gratitude to other Fox News reporters in the country — war correspondent Trey Yingst and former Moscow-based correspondent Steve Harrigan — for looking out for his mother-in-law. Additionally, he thanked Scott Wilder, vice president of field and production operations for the Fox News Channel, for his help.
“I do want to point out that, like, our coworkers are unbelievably awesome, because the things that they have been doing for a grouchy cynical [expletive] like myself,” the co-host of “The Five” quipped. “People have been helping me out as somebody who has been obnoxious before and will probably be obnoxious to them after.”
“These guys over there … are absolute heroes helping out a little old lady they just met,” he continued. “And maybe by tomorrow or in the next day, she’s going to be with her daughter, and it’s because of those guys that work for Fox News.”
Since Russia’s invasion began, some 1 million Ukrainians have fled the country, seeking safety.
Faithwire spoke this week with Polish Pastor Henryk Skrzypkowski, whose church is positioned near the Ukrainian border and has housed more than 200 refugees every night since the war began.
Dr. Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, is on the ground in Poland and lauded Skrzypkowski’s Chelm Baptist Church for the work they are doing to serve Ukrainians.
“They’ve removed all the pews, they’ve removed the pulpit,” Chitwood said. “They actually have cots spread throughout the sanctuary and throughout the church, as well as providing food and clothing. They’re just doing a great job helping those who are really hurting right now.”
Skrzypkowski told Faithwire he immediately began stocking up on food, clothing, and purchased beds and blankets when he first heard rumors Putin’s forces might invade Ukraine. Now, he’s grateful he did.
One Ukrainian refugee, a father-of-seven named André, who is on his way to Germany with his wife and children, said he is grateful for the Polish pastor. He equated Skrypkowski’s efforts to Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:40, when He told His disciples: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (NIV).
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