Actor and director Sean Penn is on the territory of Ukraine and is filming a documentary about the Russian invasion

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The Oscar-winning actor appeared at a press briefing on Thursday in the capital Kyiv, where he listened to government officials talk about the crisis.

The documentary is a production of Vice Studios in association with Vice World News and Endeavor Content.

Penn last visited Ukraine in November 2021 and began preparations for his documentary visiting the military.

Photos from Penn’s trip in November were then published by the press service of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation.

“Penn visited the President’s Office and spoke with Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereschuk, as well as local journalists and members of the Ukrainian military,” since arriving in Ukraine this week, Newsweek wrote. The President’s Office issued a statement through the Ukrainian Embassy praising the Oscar-winning actor and director.

“Sean Penn is one of the supporters of Ukraine in Ukraine today. Our country is grateful to him for such a demonstration of courage and honesty “, the statement reads.

Penn has been at the center of many anti-war and humanitarian operations over the years. The 2020 Citizen Penn documentary for Discovery Plus exposed the actor’s struggle to form the non-profit Community Organized Relief Effort, also known as CORE, in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. CORE also teamed up. to help with Covid-19 tests and vaccines across the country.

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