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Angelina Jolie Visits Lviv, Ukraine, to ‘Welcome Internally Displaced Ukrainians’


Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to Ukraine. On Saturday, the Eternals actress was spotted at a cafe in Lviv, Ukraine, in a video filmed by an onlooker.

Her presence drew attention from the crowd in the shop as one fan was seen asking for her autograph.

In the clip, Angelina Jolie also waved at the camera as she waited in line while accompanied by a man. She reportedly also visited children injured in an April 8 bombing outside Kramatorsk station, which killed more than 50 civilians, according to the governor.

Other footage shared on Twitter shows the Special Envoy to the United Nations holding the hand of what seemed like an older man to comfort him as she was surrounded by an entourage.

The Kyiv Independent also tweeted a photo of Jolie at the central railway station joining a large group of crowds on Saturday. The outlet reported the actress was there “to welcome the internally displaced Ukrainians arriving on an evacuation train from Pokrovsk, a city in Donetsk Oblast.”

“As well as the millions who’ve fled over Ukraine’s borders, nearly 2 million people are displaced inside their country, many trapped by fighting, denied access to aid, and in direct physical danger,” Angelina Jolie captioned an Instagram post last month. “Without an end to the war children will pay the highest price — in trauma, lost childhoods and shattered lives.”

Her visit to Ukraine comes as Russia’s attack on the country continues after its forces launched a large-scale invasion on Feb. 24 — the first major land conflict in Europe in decades.


Details of the devastation change by the day, but hundreds of civilians have already been reported dead or wounded, including children. More than a million Ukrainians have also fled, the United Nations says.

Other celebrities have also stepped up to use their influence for a good cause, including Benedict Cumberbatch.

While speaking to Sky News on Tuesday, the Doctor Strange actor revealed he is opening up his U.K. home to a Ukrainian family fleeing the war in their country.


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