Angelina Jolie paid a surprise visit to Lviv, Ukraine, where she met children injured in a Russian missile attack onaccording to Maksym Kozytskyy, governor of Lviv’s regional state administration.
Kozytskyy shared videos and photos of Jolie – a special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR – via Telegram. The governor said Jolie was “very moved” by the children’s stories and that “a girl was even able to privately tell Mrs. Jolie about her dream.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hasthe strike on April 8 on in the east constituted another for an international court to consider. At least 52 people were killed.
Jolie also visited a boarding school and talked to students and promised to visit again, Kozytskyy said. She met with volunteers who provide medical and psychological assistance at the main railway station in Lviv. The governor said many people who saw the Hollywood star in Lviv could not believe it was her, “But since February 24 [the start of the Russian invasion]Ukraine has shown the world that we have a lot of incredible things. “
Several people saw Jolie when she was out in Lviv. A video from a spectator shows her visiting a cafe; another showed her talking to Ukrainians on the street.
Prior to becoming a Special Envoy representing the UNHCR, Jolie served as the agency’s goodwill ambassador from 2001 to 2012, carrying out nearly 60 field missions, according to the United Nations.
In March, Jolie traveled to Yemen as UNHCR’s special envoy and visited a settlement where 130 families live after being displaced by the conflict there. “Only 20 of them received food aid at all – and then it was only when funds are available,” Jolie wrote in a statement about her visit. She also visited a school and another place for displaced families.
This weekend, Representative Nancy Pelosito become the most senior U.S. legislator to visit Ukraine since the war began more than two months ago.