Sean Penn is making a film about Ukraine.
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Hollywood actor, film director, screenwriter and producer Sean Penn handed over his own Oscar statuette to President Vladimir Zelensky.
Zelensky held a meeting with Penn, who is visiting Ukraine for the third time since Russia’s full-scale invasion, the press service of the President’s Office reports .
The head of state thanked Penn for the attention and support of Ukraine and its people since the beginning of this war and spoke about the current situation in the country. The interlocutors discussed the possibilities for supporting Ukraine and maintaining the attention of the world to the tragic events that are taking place.
Penn said that he continues to work on his film about Ukraine.
The American artist brought his Oscar statuette and handed it over to the president as a symbol of faith in the victory of Ukraine. The award will be in Ukraine until the end of the war.
In turn, Zelensky presented Penn with the Order of Merit, III degree, which the actor was awarded for significant personal merits in strengthening interstate cooperation, support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and a significant contribution to the popularization of the Ukrainian state in the world.
Zelensky and Penn also visited the Alley of Courage on the capital’s Constitution Square. On this Alley, next to the names of many world leaders who helped Ukraine during the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, there is also a Penn nameplate.
The head of state stressed that the Avenue of Courage begins precisely with a plaque dedicated to the American actor and director, because he visited Ukraine on the first day of the Russian invasion, February 24, to record the events in our country and convey the truth about Russian aggression to the world.
The actor noted that he was very touched by this dedication. According to Penn, this is a great honor for him, and this place will henceforth be one of the most iconic in his life, next to the places where his daughter and son, whom he is very proud, were born.
Sean Penn about Ukraine
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, Sean Penn has repeatedly visited Ukraine. It is known that he is filming a documentary about the atrocities of the Russian invaders on Ukrainian soil.
In Ukraine he is already met not only with Zelensky, but also with musician and military officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Kolya Serga.
UNIAN also wrote that Sean Penn visited the Dnepropetrovsk region . As the chairman of the Dnepropetrovsk Regional Council Nikolay Lukashuk noted, the actor was amazed by the unity of Ukrainians in the fight against the invaders.