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Sean Penn says he walked the ‘mile’ to the Polish border after leaving his car in Ukraine

Sean Penn recounted walking for miles to the Polish border to escape Ukraine.

The actor, who was filming a Vice Studios documentary about Russia’s invasion of the country, said he abandoned his car after seeing a long line of vehicles as Ukrainians fled because of the violence. safe.

Posting on Twitter on Monday (February 28), Penn, 61, shared an image of himself dragging a crumpled suitcase with the caption: “Me and two colleagues walked miles to the Polish border after leaving our car on the side of the road.

“Almost all of the cars in this photo carry only women and children, most don’t have any luggage markings and the car is their only valuable possession.”

Penn was photographed at a Ukrainian government press conference in Kyiv last Thursday (February 24) as Russia began an all-out assault on the neighboring country.

The next day, the actor released a statement condemning Russian president Vladimir Putin for making “a terrible mistake for all of humanity”.

“It has been a brutal mistake to take lives and break hearts, and if he doesn’t calm down, I believe Mr. Putin will make the most terrible mistake of all mankind,” Penn said. “.

The I’m Sam The actor has already begun filming a documentary and previously visited the country in November 2021 to begin preparations for the film.

Penn met with deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk, as well as members of the military and local journalists.

The office of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky released a statement praising Penn’s “brave”.

“Sean Penn is demonstrating a bravery that many others have lacked, especially some Western politicians,” the translation of the statement read.

Penn previously directed the 2020 documentary Citizen Pennabout founding his nonprofit Core (Community Organized Relief Effort) after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Core has also deployed teams to help with Covid-19 testing and vaccinations during the pandemic.

You can follow the updates at The IndependentRussian-Ukrainian live blog here.

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Tom Vazquez

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