Jessica Chastain on Kyiv: Children amaze me with their hope and strength

Hollywood star Jessica Chastain received a “beautiful” painting of a young girl on a “life-changing” trip to Ukraine, where she had the “opportunity to meet incredible kids”.

The Oscar-winning actress, who visited the capital Kyiv in early August, says she needs a couple of weeks to “process everything” she sees there.

On Thursday, she shared a video documenting a visit to Ohmatdyt Children’s Hospital, where she was given a handmade painting by a young girl.

“Oh, that’s beautiful,” Chastain said.

Captioning the video, the 45-year-old wrote: “It took me a few weeks to process everything I saw from my trip to Kyiv.

“We landed in Poland, drove 4 hours then took the train for another 11. I was very nervous and the long distance gave me time to calm down.

“One of the experiences from this life-changing trip was my visit to the children’s hospital: Ohmatdyt.

“I had the opportunity to meet the incredible kids and the director, Volodymyr Zhovnir. Children amaze me with their hope and strength.

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Ben Stiller in Rzeszow, Poland, on a visit to help highlight the growing needs of people who have fled the war in Ukraine (Andrew McConnell/UNHCR/PA)

“Many people have had to leave their homes and be hospitalized for months. There is a major humanitarian crisis going on in Ukraine.

“We cannot forget the innocent people affected by senseless acts of violence. I am grateful to have met these sweet children with great brave hearts. “

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Chastain is not the first celebrity to join humanitarian work for Ukraine, when Night At The Museum actor Ben Stiller visited the country in June.

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