Actor Sean Penn presented one of his Oscars to Volodimir Zelensky

The Ukrainian president assured that the statuette will stay in Ukraine until they win the war

american actor Sean Penn met in Kyiv with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyto whom he gave one of the two prizes Oscar that he has received and that, as he explained, he will stay in Ukraine until the country wins the war.

“This time our meeting was special. Sean brought his Oscar statuette as a symbol of faith in our country’s victory. he will stay in Ukraine until the end of the war,” Zelensky explained after Tuesday’s meeting on his Facebook account.

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky posing with American actor Sean Penn after receiving the latter’s Oscar statuette and awarding him the Order of Merit, III degree during their meeting in Kyiv. (Photo by UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / Ukrainian Presidential Press-Service”

This is the third time that the American actor and film director has been visiting Ukraine since the Russian invasion of the country began on February 24.

Penn and Zelensky shared another moment after the Oscar ceremony (AFP/Ukrainian Presidential Service)
Penn and Zelensky shared another moment after the Oscar ceremony (AFP/Ukrainian Presidential Service)
Zelensky showed his government's tribute to the actor, on a tile with his name on a renowned kyiv promenade (AFP/Ukrainian Presidential Service)
Zelensky showed his government’s tribute to the actor, on a tile with his name on a renowned kyiv promenade (AFP/Ukrainian Presidential Service)

During the meeting, the President of Ukraine presented Penn with the Order of Merit third class and thanked him “for his sincere support and important contribution to the popularization of Ukraine in the world”.

Then, both went in kyiv to the place where a plaque with the name of Sean Penn has been installed and which is called the alley of courage.

The Oscar was located along with other objects in Zelensky's office
The Oscar was located along with other objects in Zelensky’s office

Penn, among many other awards, has been awarded two Oscars for his films “Mystic River” Y “milk”and made his first visit to Ukraine at the start of the war to record a documentary about the conflict.

Last September, Russia sanctioned to Sean Penn and ben stiller in response to his public criticism of Moscow’s war against Ukraine.

(With information from EFE and Reuters)

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Actor Sean Penn presented one of his Oscars to Volodimir Zelensky