CINEMA: American actor Sean Penn escapes from Ukraine’s war by walking to Poland.

The Oscar-win­ning actor is film­ing a doc­u­men­tary about the Russ­ian mil­i­tary inva­sion of the coun­try, which began last Thurs­day (Feb­ru­ary 24).

In his lat­est tweet, Penn told his fol­low­ers, “Myself and two col­leagues walked miles to the Pol­ish bor­der after aban­don­ing our car on the side of the road.”

Next to an image of him drag­ging a suit­case down a busy road, he added, “Almost every car in this pho­to is car­ry­ing only women and chil­dren, most with no sign of lug­gage, and a car their only valu­able asset.”

As Vari­ety report­ed, Penn was on the ground in Ukraine pro­duc­ing the doc­u­men­tary in the Vice Stu­dios pro­duc­tion last week when Russ­ian troops launched their attack.

He con­demned Russ­ian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin’s actions on Twit­ter, writ­ing, “Already a bru­tal mis­take of lives tak­en and hearts bro­ken, and if he does­n’t relent, I believe Mr. Putin will have made a most hor­rif­ic mis­take for all of humanity.” .

“Pres­i­dent Zelen­sky and the Ukrain­ian peo­ple have set them­selves up as his­toric sym­bols of courage and principle.

Penn con­tin­ued, “Ukraine is the tip of the spear for the demo­c­ra­t­ic embrace of dreams. If we allow it to fight alone, our soul as Amer­i­ca is lost.

The Milk star met with Ukrain­ian Pres­i­dent Volodymyr Zelen­skyy to dis­cuss the inva­sion of Rus­sia, as con­firmed in a Face­book post shared by the pres­i­den­t’s office last week.

He also attend­ed press brief­in­gs, met with Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Iry­na Vereshchuk and spoke with jour­nal­ists and mem­bers of the Ukrain­ian mil­i­tary about the attack.

The gov­ern­ment office wrote in a state­ment, “Sean Penn shows the courage that many oth­ers lack, espe­cial­ly West­ern politicians.

“The film­mak­er came espe­cial­ly to Kiev to record all the events that are cur­rent­ly tak­ing place in Ukraine and to tell the world the truth about Rus­si­a’s inva­sion of our country.”

Penn last vis­it­ed the coun­try in Novem­ber 2021, where he report­ed­ly met with Ukrain­ian forces as ten­sions rose between Kiev and Moscow.

The actor has pro­duced a num­ber of anti-war and human­i­tar­i­an projects over the years, includ­ing the 2020 doc­u­men­tary Cit­i­zen Penn, which details the efforts of the actor and a group of vol­un­teers as they pro­vide aid to Haitians after the dev­as­tat­ing 2010 earthquake.

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