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Sean Penn On The Ground In Ukraine Filming Documentary About Russian Conflict

On Thursday, Russia's invasion and full-scale military air missile attack on Ukraine began, coming from the North, East, and South. Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the country on Friday morning, revealing that 137 lives were lost and hundreds more injured. 50,000 civilians have fled, while others seek safety and shelter.

On the ground in Ukraine is Mystic River actor, Sean Penn, filming a documentary about the invasion.

More than 50,000 Ukrainian civilians have fled, while countless others search for safety and shelter since Russia launched a military attack on Ukraine on Thursday.

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The invasion opened with air missile attacks on Ukrainian military facilities.

Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the country on Friday morning, revealing that 137 lives have been lost and hundreds more injured.

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On early Friday morning, explosions hit Kyiv, and Russian forces took the city of Sumy in north-eastern Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy subsequently called for NATO's defense and tougher sanctions against Russia.

Ukraine commenced full military mobilization against the Russian invasion, forbidding all men between the ages of 18-60 from leaving the country.

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As the devastating events continue to unfold, news has also surfaced that Mystic River actor, Sean Penn, is on the ground in Ukraine filming a documentary about the invasion.

“Penn has visited the Office of the President and spoken with deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk, as well as local journalists and members of the Ukrainian military” sources have revealed.

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“The director specially came to Kyiv to record all the events that are currently happening in Ukraine and to tell the world the truth about Russia’s invasion of our country,” the translated statement reads.

"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.”

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The statement points out that Penn's efforts during this ordeal have shown more bravery than that of some Western politicians.

“Sean Penn is demonstrating bravery that many others have been lacking, in particular some Western politicians."

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It continues, stating that the more genuine supporters Ukraine has, the faster they can put an end to the Russian invasion.

"The more people like that — true friends of Ukraine, who support the fight for freedom — the quicker we can stop this heinous invasion by Russia," the statement reads.

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Penn has a history of supporting anti-war and humanitarian operations over the years. In 2020, he was a part of a Discovery Plus documentary called Citizen Penn that detailed his contribution to the non-profit organization Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE).