Actor and director Sean Penn is currently preoccupied with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as he shoots the conflict for a documentary.
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Sean Penn is currently preoccupied with the Russian invasion of Ukraine while he is filming a documentary.
The actor and director, 61, appeared in the country’s capital Kyiv on Thursday as Putin declared war on Ukraine.
Sean’s documentary will “tell the world the truth about what’s going on,” according to the Ukrainian.
He appeared at a meeting today in Kyiv, with the Ukrainian Government saying he was there to document the conflict on film.
The office of the President of Ukraine said that Sean was demonstrating “courage and honesty”.
Sean was sitting in the stands of a press conference, listening to Government officials.
It is reported that he also spoke with journalists and the military to understand how the Ukrainians are building a defensive force, according to reports. TMZ.
According to the announcement, Sean first came to this country in November, to prepare for his documentary.
According to a media company spokesman, the documentary was produced by VICE Studios, ‘in association with VICE World News and Endeavor Content’.
In a Facebook post today, the Ukrainian government said it was grateful that Sean was there.
The post said: “An American actor and filmmaker, Oscar-winning Sean Penn has traveled to Ukraine. The director specially came to Kyiv to document all the events currently happening in Ukraine and to speak for him. The world knows the truth about Russia’s invasion of our country.
“Sean Penn is one of Ukraine’s supporters in Ukraine today. Our country is grateful to him for showing such courage and honesty.”
The statement concluded: “The more such people, the true friends of Ukraine, who support the fight for freedom, the sooner a major attack on Russia can be prevented.”
Penn is settling in while thousands of others desperately try to flee the country.
The attack in Ukraine, described by Boris Johnson as a “massive invasion”, began early Thursday with a series of precision missile strikes and subsequent air strikes by ground forces. The team crossed the border.
The first targets included Ukraine’s air defense system, designed to ensure Russia’s air superiority during the conflict.
So far, officials say it’s unclear whether he intends to take control of the entire country.
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However, they believe his targets include the capital Kyiv and the port city of Odesa as well as joining Crimea, which he seized in 2014, with Donbas.
Officials believe that Russian special forces are currently operating inside Ukraine, conducting operations to reduce resistance to main conventional force attacks.
There are particular concerns about the prospect of an attack on Kyiv, a city with a population of more than 2.8 million.
In the past, for example, in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russian forces have shown they are prepared to use overwhelming fire if they cannot quickly achieve their goals, potentially leading to large-scale casualties. for civilians.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/sean-penn-thick-russian-invasion-26324678 Sean Penn densely covers Russia's invasion of Ukraine to document conflict for documentary