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Sean Penn filming in Ukraine as Russian forces assault

Sean Penn filming in Ukraine as Russian forces assault

Sean Penn, who has been concerned in quite a few worldwide humanitarian and anti-war efforts through the years, is filming a documentary in Ukraine.

NEW YORK — Filmmaker and actor Sean Penn is in Ukraine to proceed work on a documentary concerning the ongoing Russian assault. The Workplace of the President wrote in a Fb publish Thursday that Penn attended press briefings, met with Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk and spoke to journalists and army personnel concerning the Russian invasion.

“Sean Penn demonstrates the braveness that many others, particularly western politicians lack,” the president’s workplace wrote on Fb. “The director specifically got here to Kiev to file all of the occasions which can be at the moment occurring in Ukraine and to inform the world the reality about Russia’s invasion of our nation.”

He was additionally there in late November to work on the challenge, which is being produced by VICE Studios. Pictures on the time confirmed him visiting the frontlines of the Ukrainian Armed Forces close to the Donetsk area.

The Oscar-winner has been concerned in quite a few worldwide humanitarian and anti-war efforts through the years and based the non-profit catastrophe reduction group CORE in response to the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti, chronicled within the documentary “Citizen Penn.”

A consultant for Penn didn’t instantly reply to request for remark. VICE Studios had no speedy remark.

Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, unleashing airstrikes on cities and army bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an assault that might rewrite the worldwide post-Chilly Struggle safety order. Ukraine’s authorities pleaded for assist as civilians piled into trains and vehicles to flee.

Scores of Ukrainians, civilians and repair members alike, had been killed within the first full day of combating.

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