Actor and director Sean Penn attends a press conference at the Presidential Office in Kyiv, Ukraine February 24, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service / Document broadcast via REUTERS
February 25, 2022
Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn is in Ukraine filming a documentary about the Russian invasion, Kyiv and Hollywood Variety publication reported.
Images released by Ukraine’s Presidential press service on Thursday show the Oscar winner attending a press conference in front of the media at the presidential office in Kyiv when Russian troops invaded the country.
“The special director came to Kyiv to document all the events currently happening in Ukraine and to tell the world the truth about Russia’s invasion of our country,” the president’s office said in a statement. a translated statement on its Facebook page.
“Sean Penn is among the supporters of Ukraine in Ukraine today. Our country is grateful to him for such a display of courage and honesty.”
It said Penn – who became a prominent campaigner on humanitarian and political issues – spoke with Ukrainian military and political figures as well as journalists.
Penn previously traveled to Ukraine in November, meeting with the military to prepare for the documentary, the statement added.
“Sean Penn demonstrates courage that many others, especially Western politicians lack,” it said.
“The more such people, true friends of Ukraine, supporters of the struggle for freedom, the sooner we can prevent a major attack on Russia.”
Industry magazine Variety reports that Penn’s documentary is from Vice Studios, along with Vice World News and Endeavor Content.
Representatives for Penn did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
(This story corrects typos up to Kyiv)
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Alison Williams)
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