Ukraine thanks Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, and Angelina Jolie for visiting the country during Russia’s invasion

The actor Ben Stiller and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 20, 2022.

Several Hollywood actors have visited Ukraine amid the war and been vocal about supporting refugees.
Ukraine thanked Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, and Angelina Jolie for their work on Tuesday.
“Millions around the world have heard the truth from you about the struggle of the [Ukrainian] people,” it said.

Ukraine thanked multiple Hollywood actors including Ben Stiller and Sean Penn for visiting the country during Russia’s invasion.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence said in a Monday tweet that Ukraine “is grateful to Hollywood stars who, despite the danger, have visited us,” naming Stiller, Penn, Liev Schreiber, and Angelina Jolie.

“You are more than just an inspiration to all of us,” it said. “Millions around the world have heard the truth from you about the struggle of the [Ukrainian] people.”

—Defence of Ukraine (@DefenceU) June 20, 2022

Stiller, who is an ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, visited Ukraine on Monday to mark World Refugee Day.

He met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a former actor, and told him: “It’s great honor for me. You are my hero. You quit a great acting career for this.”

Stiller also visited Poland, which has taken more than one million refugees from Ukraine.

Jolie, a special envoy with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, also visited Ukraine in April, meeting with refugees and volunteers. The war has displaced people within Ukraine as well as caused people to flee to other European countries.

Angelina Jolie poses for a photo with children in Lviv, Ukraine, on April 30, 2022.

Earlier this month Penn organized a benefit night for Ukraine, where Zelenskyy spoke in a video and singer John Legend performed. The event

Source:: Businessinsider

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