As Ukraine battles for its freedom with Russia, we hope things get better soon. Recently, the Oscar-winning actor, Sean Penn, was in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv to film the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis.
But Sean found himself among the thousands of refugees trying to flee Poland. He took to Twitter to share the experience of how he left Ukraine on foot.
Myself & two colleagues walked miles to the Polish border after abandoning our car on the side of the road. Almost all the cars in this photo carry women & children only, most without any sign of luggage, and a car their only possession of value. pic.twitter.com/XSwCDgYVSH— Sean Penn (@SeanPenn) February 28, 2022
The Hollywood actor-director, Sean Penn, along with his backpack and trolley, had to walk miles to the polish border to flee Ukraine.
Myself & two colleagues walked miles to the Polish border after abandoning our car on the side of the road. Almost all the cars in this photo carry women & children only, most without any sign of luggage, and a car their only possession of value.
As per reports, Sean came to Ukraine last November to shoot a documentary and spoke with the Ukrainian military. However, he has made it out of Ukraine safely.
Penn was covering a press briefing at the office of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the first day of Russia's invasion. In a statement, Zelenskyy's office said:
Sean Penn is among those who support Ukraine in Ukraine today. Our country is grateful to him for such a show of courage and honesty.
In a statement last week, Penn hailed the Ukrainian people as "historic symbols of courage" and said:
The tip of the spear for the democratic embrace of dreams. If we allow it to fight alone, our soul as America is lost.
People on Twitter praised Sean for this gesture and thanked him in the comment section. Others asked him to stay safe and strong.
keep yourselves safe .🙏💕💙— patriciaself (@patriciaselfies) March 2, 2022
Hope you are safe now ❤️❤️— Gunn Storvik (@GunnGs) February 28, 2022
Honestly, I was just wondering how you were doing! Stay safe!!— Jennifer Baron (@JenniferBaron7) February 28, 2022
Glad to know you and your friends are safe! Bless all of you for trying to help!— Marilyn Akahoshi (@ma527681) March 2, 2022
Thank you for your humanitarian efforts. Praying for your safety as well as all Ukrainian's. Stay strong!!!!— TheMrsFed (@TheMrsFed1) February 28, 2022
Thank you for your commentary and updates. I have the utmost respect for you and your work.— Maggie (@MaggieMatlin) March 1, 2022
Sean Penn is producing the Ukraine documentary for Vice Studios, in association with Vice World News and Endeavor Content.
The valour and bravery of people in Ukraine are winning hearts all over the world!