Angelina Jolie has been evacuated from the Ukrainian city of Lviv because of the threat of a rocket assault. A footage showing Jolie, 46, strolling briskly with an entourage while an air-raid siren went off drew attention to her. A female member of the group turned to the camera and begged, “Please, no more” as the group walked away from the situation. When asked if she was okay, the actress took a few seconds to wave at the camera. For many years, Jolie has served as a special envoy for the UN Refugee Agency, but the details of her travel to Ukraine remain a mystery.
The Russian army has been attacking Lviv in recent weeks, and a missile attack on the city earlier this month killed at least seven people. Maya Pidhorodetska, a Ukrainian social media user, recently shared a video of the actress and filmmaker on her Facebook page. ‘Not much to speak of. Simply, Lviv. I went out for a cup of joe. After photographing Angelina Jolie at the counter, she wrote in Ukrainian, ‘Just Angelina Jolie’ “The entire globe simply supports Ukraine.” In a video shot by Pidhorodetska, Jolie can be seen mingling with residents in Lviv while dressed casually.
A group of fans witnessed her meeting Jolie in the Ukrainian capital as Russian forces prepared for a new attack in the east. Earlier footage captures her singing and chatting with locals as she signs autographs for her admirers. UNHCR Special Envoy for Refugees Angelina Jolie visited Lviv’s regional governor, Maksym Kozytsky to meet with displaced individuals, including children who were injured in the missile strike on the Kramatorsk railway station earlier this month.
At least 52 people were killed and dozens more were wounded in the attack on the eastern Ukrainian city, which appeared to target a mob of primarily women and children fleeing a coming Russian offensive. As Kozy-tsky put it, “she was brought to tears” by the children’s story. According to a source, “One young lady was even given the opportunity to privately tell Ms. Jolie about a dream she’d had.” His account includes claims that Jolie went to an all-girls boarding school to meet with kids and take photos with them, and that she vowed to return. In an Instagram post in February, Jolie discussed the conflict in Ukraine with her 12.7 million followers. As many of you do, I’m praying for the people of Ukraine,’ she stated in an email.
I, along with my colleagues in the refugees community, are focused on doing everything in our power to secure the safety and human rights of those who have been forced to flee their homes.
Many casualties have been reported and people are fleeing their houses in search of protection. At this point, it’s impossible to overestimate the gravity of what’s happening to Ukraine’s citizens and to the rule of law around the world. It was a complete shock to us all;” Lviv regional governor remarked on his Telegram account.
A lot of individuals who saw Angelina Jolie in the Lviv region couldn’t believe that she was truly her. Ukraine has shown the world since February 24 that there are a lot of amazing things to be found here. At Lviv’s major train station, Kozy tsky said, Jolie also met with evacuees and Ukrainian volunteers, providing medical assistance and counseling to the new arrivals. While she was there, Jolie met volunteers who were helping the displaced and learned that the psychiatrists on call saw roughly 15 individuals a day. Volunteers said that many of the people at the station are children between the ages of two and ten.
However, she is far from the only well-known American to travel to Ukraine during the conflict. In order to film a VICE documentary, American actor Sean Penn met with the country’s president and attended government news conferences. Penn and his colleagues trekked miles to the Polish border as Kyiv was under attack. The 61-year-old actor said he and his team abandoned their car and pursued on foot after seeing the tens of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing for safety, with lines reaching for kilometers.
Astonishment is all I can think… I know how trauma impacts children, and I know how important it is for them to know that they count and that their voices matter;’ Jolie replied. Approximately 30 percent of Ukraine‘s pre-war population has abandoned their homes in the last two months, according to the UN refugee agency. She also visited Yemen in her capacity as a special envoy, where millions of people have been forced to flee their homes because of the ongoing conflict.