Zelenskyy meets American actor Sean Penn, thanks him for his continued wartime support


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with Oscar-winning American actor, director, screenwriter and producer Sean Penn on Tuesday. The latter arrived in Kyiv to shoot a documentary and visited the Ukrainian leader. “The president thanked the famous actor and director for the attention and support he has given to Ukraine since the beginning of the war,” the Ukrainian president’s office said in a statement. Actor Sean Penn has expressed a desire to visit Ukraine’s war-torn settlements and towns where Russian troops have committed war crimes.

“Sean, we are very interested in showing the world what happened around Kyiv. I know you were here at the beginning of this war. A lot has changed in Kyiv. But there are cities around Kyiv that it is very important to show the public world – to show what Russia has done,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a statement on Tuesday.

Credit: President of Ukraine

“To tell the world the truth about Russian aggression…”

Penn told Zelesnkyy he aimed to record events in Ukraine “to tell the world the truth about Russian aggression.” Zelenskyy and Sean Penn held a brief meeting at the presidential palace. The CORE organization founded by Sean Penn organized a charity to support Ukrainian forces in their fight against invading troops. Zelenskyy addressed the attendees and expressed his gratitude for the American actor’s support.

Zelenskyy urged attendees of actor Sean Penn’s CORE Foundation charity event to support and fight for the war-torn nation as Ukraine fights for the world. In a video message to charity attendees, Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude to everyone “who came here today for the sake of this help – a help for Ukraine.”

“Mr. Sean Penn, who has been personally in Kyiv and Ukraine since day one of the war and has seen firsthand this evil, which is called large-scale Russian aggression,” he said, according to a statement from the office of the Ukrainian president. . Just a week ago, Zelenskyy met with Hollywood star Ben Stiller in Kyiv. Stiller arrived in Ukraine as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “You are my hero,” Stiller said as he greeted Zelenskyy.

“You see it on TV, you see it on social media, it’s another thing to see it and feel it and then talk to people,” Stiller told Zelenskyy.

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