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Sean Penn Walks “Miles” To Reach The Polish Border With Ukraine

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Filmmaker and actor Sean Penn says that he has “walked miles” to reach the Polish border with Ukraine as the Russian invasion of the country intensifies.

The 61-year-old is currently filming a documentary covering the crisis and was in Ukraine when the conflict began.

According to a Facebook post by The Office of the Ukrainian President, Penn had attended a number of interviews with government officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. He was also pictured at press briefings.

Sean Penn demonstrates the courage that many others, especially western politicians lacks,” read the post. “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.”

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Now, in an update shared on his Twitter account, Penn says that he and his team have “walked miles” to reach the Polish border.

“Myself & two colleagues walked miles to the Polish border after abandoning our car on the side of the road,” he wrote. “Almost all the cars in this photo carry women & children only, most without any sign of luggage, and a car their only possession of value.”

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The UN reports that over 874,000 refugees have fled Ukraine as of today.

It is unclear whether Penn intends to completely evacuate from the country, or if he hopes to capture some f the heartbreaking testimony at the Polish border.

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