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Ukraine thanked celebrities, including Ben Stillerfor a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Stiller met with Zelensky on Monday as part of World Refugee Day.
“[Ukraine] he is grateful to the Hollywood stars who visited us, despite the danger. @SeanPenn, @LievSchreiber, Angelina Jolie, @BenStiller you are more than just an inspiration to all of us, “the country tweeted.” Millions around the world have heard the truth from you about the fight [Ukrainian] people. “
The 56-year-old actor visited the occupied settlements in Kiev and talked to the survivors in the occupied area of Irpin.
“It’s one thing to see this destruction on TV or on social media. It’s another thing to see it all with your own eyes. It’s much more shocking,” Stiller said.
“What you saw in Irpin is definitely horrible. But it’s even worse to imagine what’s going on in settlements that are still under temporary occupation in the east“Zelenski replied.
Stiller posted about his visit on social media.
“I was honored to meet President @ZelenskyyU at #WorldRefugeeDay as part of my visit to UNHCR @Refugees to show solidarity with the people forced to flee to Ukraine and around the world, and draw more attention to the humanitarian situation, “Stiller wrote on Twitter.
Stiller is not the only celebrity to shed light on the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia.
Sean Penn was in Ukraine at the beginning of the conflict make a documentary about Zelensky and military forces in play. He has since returned to California.
“We met [Zelenskyy], a man in a suit, and the next morning the Russians invaded. We’re back. We were with President Zelenski and waited for him at the meeting place. And the next time I saw him, he was in a mask and the world changed, ”Penn told Fox News presenter Brett Baier.
Angelina Jolie visited a Ukrainian city April in Lviv. She spoke with children and others displaced after the rocket attack on the Kramatorsk train station.