LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hollywood actress and U.N. humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a shock go to to the western Ukrainian metropolis of Lviv on Saturday, the Lviv regional governor mentioned on Telegram.
According to Maksym Kozytskyy, Jolie — who has been a UNHCR Special Envoy for Refugees since 2011 — had come to talk with displaced individuals who have discovered refuge in Lviv, together with kids present process remedy for accidents sustained within the missile strike on the Kramatorsk railway station in early April.
The assault within the japanese Ukrainian metropolis appeared to intentionally goal a crowd of largely ladies and youngsters making an attempt to flee a looming Russian offensive, killing not less than 52 and wounding dozens extra.
“She was very moved by (the children’s) stories,” Kozytskyy wrote. “One girl was even able to privately tell Ms. Jolie about a dream she’d had.”
He mentioned Jolie additionally visited a boarding college, talked with college students and took pictures with them, including, “She promised she would come again.”
According to Kozytskyy, Jolie additionally met with evacuees arriving at Lviv’s central railway station, in addition to with Ukrainian volunteers offering the brand new arrivals with medical assist and counseling,
“The visit was a surprise to us all,” he wrote. “Plenty of people who saw Ms. Jolie in the Lviv region could not believe that it was really her. But since Feb. 24, Ukraine has shown the entire world that there are plenty of incredible things here.”