American actor and activist Angelina Jolie has made a surprise visit to Ukraine to meet people who have been affected by the war.
Jolie, UNHCR Special Envoy, visited several locations across the western city of Lviv on Saturday April 30, including a boarding school, a medical institution and a railway station.
She met with children undergoing medical treatment for injuries obtained during a missile strike on the Kramatorsk railway station in April.
“She was very moved by [the children’s] stories,” Maksym Kozytskiy, head of Lviv’s regional military administration said, according to the Associated Press.
The Ukrainian Railways also released footage of Jolie visiting Lviv railway station and speaking to volunteers about the trauma of war and the support they have received.
Kozytskiy said that Jolie spoke to refugees who “managed to leave the zones of active hostilities”, CNN reported.
Jolie had to evacuate Lviv railway station after aid raid sirens went off.
The actor kept calm throughout the retreat, waving at passersby and telling people to take care.
When asked if she was afraid, she simply replied, “No, no.”
Jolie travelled to Ukraine under her own volition, and the UNHCR had no involvement in the visit.
In March, she made a similar visit to refugees from Somalia in Yemen.