Sean Penn’s experience of Ukraine: No baggage seen, refugees believe they are about to return

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Highlight

  • Sean Penn recently returned to the US after spending time on the border with Ukraine
  • Penn was amazed by the scale of the refugee crisis
  • he was happy to see the situation for the first time

Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn recently returned to the US after spending time at the Ukrainian border, and shared his experience of the refugee crisis in Eastern Europe. The 61-year-old star, who was filming a documentary for Vice Films, told ‘Anderson Cooper 360’: “We had the luxury of being able to leave a rented vehicle on the side of the road. It was a shock. To me; It was mostly women and children, some in groups and some just a mother and her child, almost all in cars.

“In some cases, the fathers were leaving them and returning, because we know that from 18 to 60, men are not to leave, they have to live in resistance against Russia.”

More than a million people are believed to have fled Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Penn was amazed by the scale of the refugee crisis.

He recalled: “I didn’t see any baggage. It was as if they wanted to believe they would be able to come back, and there was an urgency to leave because of the incredible amount of people leaving and how long the country is now.” need to get out.

“So, the car is pretty much everything, except for people who have family or friends who can help on the other side, they have everything.

“So, in the many miles we drove after we left our car, I didn’t see one of those cars moving the length of the car because that line was so slow. And then you get there and you see them all. Let’s see whoever has gone in that crowd.

Despite this, Penn was happy that he got to see the situation for the first time.

“I was happy, not so much at the moment, but I’m glad I got to see what it took to get through that limitation… what it’s like to sit there sometimes.”