Ukraine: Sean Penn plans to take up arms to fight Russia

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After going to Ukraine to shoot a documentary, Sean Penn thinks “to take up arms to fight Russia.”

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Last February, Sean Penn traveled to Ukraine at the heart of the conflict to shoot a documentary on the Russian invasion. Today, the director thinks “take up arms to fight Russia“.

In an interview with journalist Robert Ryan for Hollywood Authentic, Sean Penn explains that what he witnessed during his trip made him admire the Ukrainians who fight and try to repel the invaders. The actor, who wants to raise awareness in Hollywood about the war in Ukraine, wonders if his speeches and public appearances are enough.

During the filming of his documentary, Sean Penn met President Volodymyr Zelensky who also published a statement after their meeting.

The director came to Kyiv especially to record all the events currently taking place in Ukraine and to tell the world the truth about Russia’s invasion of our country. Sean Penn is among those supporting Ukraine in Ukraine today. Our country is grateful to him for such a display of courage and honesty.“.

War in Ukraine: Sean Penn is already preparing a documentary!

After threatening to melt his Oscars if President Zelensky did not intervene during the awards ceremony, the actor now intends to return to Ukraine.

Sean Penn explains: “The only reason I would have stayed longer in Ukraine last time would have been to grab a gun and fight. But without a bulletproof vest, because as a foreigner you want to give it to one of these civilians who have become soldiers and who don’t have one.

“If you’ve been to Ukraine, you’re definitely thinking of fighting. (…) Yesterday I was in Brentwood, today I’m thinking of taking up arms against Russia.” he adds.

The actor clarifies:I’m not an idiot, I’m not sure what I can offer. I don’t spend my time sending messages to the President or his team while they are under siege and their people are being murdered..”

A committed man

This isn’t the first time the Into the Wild director has gotten personally involved in a cause. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana, the actor went there to help the survivors of New Orleans. Five years later, he flew to Haiti after the earthquake to help rebuild the country. He also lived 9 months there in a tent.

The Oscar-winning actor also co-founded, with CEO Ann Lee, the non-profit organization CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), which operates in disaster and war zones. CORE is currently in Poland helping Ukrainian refugees. A commitment traced in the documentary Citizen Penn, broadcast on Discovery Plus.

Sean Penn should therefore soon return to Ukraine to help refugees or fight…

The actor will be on view from April 24 in the Gaslit series, a modern vision of Watergate. available on Starz.

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