Ben Stiller meets with Vladimir Zelensky on visit to Ukraine: "You’re my hero"

The American actor traveled to Ukraine in his role as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

american actor ben stiller he met with Vladimir ZelenskyPresident of Ukraine, on a visit in the framework of his role as goodwill ambassador of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

according to a official statement of the Ukrainian government, the appointment was held this Monday in Kyiv after touring local settlements during the commemoration of Refugee Day.

Part of the meeting was recorded in a video that began to circulate this afternoon on social networks, where the affectionate greeting between Stiller and Zelensky is seen.

“You’re my hero!”said the protagonist of “Loco por Mary” to the Ukrainian president, also an actor and comedian.

Stiller arrived with the High Commissioner’s representative in Ukraine, Karolina Lindholm Billingwho accompanied the American as he walked through the ruins of Irpin.

“It is one thing to see this destruction on television or on social media. Another thing is to see everything with your own eyes. That’s much more shocking.”Stiller told Zelensky.

“What you saw in Irpin is definitely terrible. But it is even worse to imagine what is happening in the settlements that are still under temporary occupation in the east,” the president replied.

Zelensky and Stiller also spoke about supporting refugees from Poland, whom the artist visited on Sunday. In a video posted on Instagram, he noted: “War and violence are devastating people around the world. No one chooses to run away from home. Seeking security is a right. And it must be respected for each person.”

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