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Ukraine war: Angelina Jolie seen in Lviv amid Russian invasion

Footage posted on social media showed the Hollywood star, the UN’s special envoy, in a café in the war-torn country.

Ukraine war: Angelina Jolie seen in Lviv amid Russia's invasion
Ukraine war: Angelina Jolie seen in Lviv amid Russia’s invasion

Angelina Jolie has visited the western Ukrainian city of Lviv amid Russia’s attacks on the country.

Footage posted on social media showed the Hollywood star, the UN’s special envoy, in a café in the war-torn country.

The region’s regional governor said Jolie, who was visiting as an individual, had come to speak to Displaced Ukrainians who had found refuge in the city.

During her trip, she spoke to children who were being treated for injuries sustained in the Russian missile attack on Kramatorsk station.

The star also visited a school where she met the students and took selfies with them.

In March, Jolie traveled to Rome and visited a hospital near Vatican City to care for children fleeing the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

She sat and talked to young patients, some of whom had cancer, and met with doctors and nurses caring at the hospital.

Lviv was largely unscathed by the fighting but recorded the first civilian deaths in mid-April following Russian attacks.

It is the hub where tens of thousands of people have fled to neighbouring Poland after weeks of strikes in cities such as Kyiv, Kharkiv and Mariupol.

Jolie was an Oscar-winning ambassador for goodwill at the U.N. refugee agency from 2001 to 2012 before being appointed special envoy.

According to the UN, the 46-year-old’s work has focused on “major crises leading to mass population displacement” and she has helped “contribute to the important process of finding solutions for those forced to flee their homes.”

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