Sean Penn traveled to Ukraine to film a documentary about the Russian invasion

The actor Sean Penn came to Ukraine to film a documentary film about the Russian invasion, the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported on Thursday.

According to local authorities, since his arrival in Kiev, the Oscar-winning actor and director has visited the president’s office and held a meeting with the Prime Minister’s secretary, Iryna Vereschuck, journalists and members of the Ukrainian army.

“The director specially came to Kiev to record all the events that are currently happening in Ukraine and to tell the world the truth about Russia’s invasion of our country,” read a statement issued Thursday from Zelenskyy’s office, and reported by Newsweek.

Sean Penn is among those who today support Ukraine in Ukraine. Our country is grateful to him for such a display of courage and honesty.”

Sean Penn prepared his documentary in the Ukraine

The actor has interviewed political authorities, military and civilians in Ukraine. Russian troops have clashed with their Ukrainian counterparts in several cities in the country.

The actor recently repudiated by Kate del Castillo had already visited Ukraine in November to organize preparations for the filming of audiovisual material, according to sources to which AmericanPost.News had access.

Vice Studios, one of the producers of the documentary, confirmed Penn’s presence in Ukraine to Variety. The film is a joint production of Vice Studios, Vice World News and Endeavor Content.

Penn has been involved in various anti-war and humanitarian efforts over the years. She co-founded Core, a nonprofit that “responds immediately to support underserved communities around the world during and beyond crises,” according to her Instagram page.

Russia invades Ukraine

Russian troops have clashed with their Ukrainian counterparts in several cities in the country.

Russia invaded Ukraine on Wednesday in what it called a “special military operation,” prompting reports of a “steady stream of loud explosions” along the two countries’ borders. The attacks came minutes after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the start of military operations after months of rising tensions.

Announcing new economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday, US President Joe Biden on Thursday accused Putin of wanting to restore the former Soviet Union, saying the conflict is “about naked aggression, about Putin’s desire for empire.” by any means necessary.”

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