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Watch: Angeline Jolie runs for cover in Ukraine’s Lviv amid surprise visit


Angelina Jolie was seen meeting displaced people and children at a cafe in Lviv.

Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie paid a surprise visit to Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of the country. Angelina Jolie was seen on Saturday meeting displaced people and children in a cafe in Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. While in Lviv, she was also caught running for cover for a missile attack threat, along with a number of team members and locals present in the area.

A video of the incident shared online shows the actress quickly evacuating the area with others around her while warning sirens are still blaring in the background.

During the episode, Angelina Jolie even politely waved to a person recording her. When a man is asked, “Are you scared?” she said, “No, no, I’m okay.”

Hanna Liubakova, a journalist in Minsk, Belarus, shared a video of the incident: “This video is important to understand what Ukrainians go through every day in the country. Angelina Jolie runs with volunteers and other people to hide due to the threat of a missile attack. “

Angelina Jolie received praise for her visit to Ukraine and the extension of her support to displaced persons.

A user pointed out: “Her [Angelina Jolie] presence there is at least stressed the situation in Ukraine to more people. It will get pressure all over the world. “

A few were surprised to see how people were taking selfies.

Calling Angelina Jolie an “inspiration”, one person said: “With Ukraine falling out of the news cycle, Angelina Jolie will not only visit, but show the sirens and have to go to a shelter, as well as visit displaced people, “Hopefully it’s back in people’s minds. She’s a brilliant person and an inspiration.”

While Angelina Jolie is a special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, it is not known if she was in her official capacity in Ukraine. According to a report by AFP, Lviv regional governor Maxim Kozytski was also not aware of such a visit until Angelina Jolie arrived in the city. “For all of us, this visit was a surprise,” Mr Kozytski said. The governor also shared photos and videos of the actress playing with children and posing with volunteers, the report added. In addition, Angelina Jolie also spoke to volunteers who were involved in obtaining psychological help to several people who were displaced or fled.

Angelina Jolie also visited a hospital to meet the children injured in the bombing of Kramatorsk station. The attack is attributed to a Russian missile, which according to the governor killed more than 50 civilians who tried to escape.

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