Hollywood actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie visited the Ukrainian city of Lviv on April 30, going to the station to meet people displaced by the war with Russia before later leaving after air-raid sirens sounded.
The 46-year-old drew attention as she appeared wearing nondescript clothing at the cafe amid the ongoing attacks by Russian forces on the country. She walked into the public location amid Russia’s invasion of the country in a comfortable-looking casual outfit and didn’t shy away when people started recognizing her. She waved and signed autographs for other cafe attendees, in a video that was posted by one of them on Facebook.
Angelina met children affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and visit hospitals and NGOs to help the injured and displaced. She also visited at a crowded Lviv railway station, where she met the passengers of the evacuation train from Pokrovsk as well as the station volunteers, psychologists and doctors, thanked them all and especially the railways.
The actress has worked as a special envoy for the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency for many years. In February, she spoke about the war in Ukraine in a post to her 12.7 million Instagram followers. Angelina wrote: "Like many of you, I'm praying for the people in Ukraine."
Lviv had been largely unscathed by the war but recorded its first civilian deaths in mid-April after Russian strikes.