The left-wing actor whose BFFs include late ruthless strongmen Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez recently attended a press briefing in Kyiv and met with Ukrainian presidential adviser Alexander Rodnyansky.
“Sean Penn is demonstrating bravery that many others have been lacking, in particular some Western politicians,” the Ukranian government posted on Facebook. “The more people like that—true friends of Ukraine, who support the fight for freedom—the quicker we can stop this heinous invasion by Russia.”
The government said Penn attended press briefings, met with Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk, and spoke to journalists and military personnel about the Russian invasion.
The official Instagram account of Ukranian President posted a video to Instagram stories of Penn meeting with what appeared to be a Ukranian military official.
Penn previously visited Ukraine last year to work on the documentary.