July 7, 2022

The Kyiv and Hollywood publication Variety reported Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn to be in Ukraine in order to film a documentary about Russia’s invasion.

According to pictures released by Ukraine’s presidential press service on Thursday, the Oscar winner was seen to be attending a media briefing at the presidential office in Kyiv as Russian military invaded the country.

The presidential office in a translated statement on its Facebook page, mentioned that the director specially came to Kyiv to record all the events that are currently happening in Ukraine and to tell the world the truth about Russia’s invasion of their country.

The statement further added Sean Penn to be among those who support Ukraine in Ukraine today. And that the country is grateful to him for such a show of courage and honesty.

It was further mentioned that Penn, who has become a high profile campaigner on humanitarian and political issues had spoken to Ukrainian political and military figures as well as journalists.

Previously, Penn had travelled to Ukraine in November, meeting the military in preparation for the documentary.

The statement viewed that Sean Penn demonstrates the courage that many others, especially Western politicians lack. And that true friends of Ukraine, who support the fight for freedom, the sooner it will be possible to stop the massive attack on Russia.

The Industry publication Variety mentioned that Penn’s documentary was for Vice Studios, in association with Vice World News and Endeavor Content.