Kyiv, ANI. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met Hollywood actor and producer Ben Stiller, who is visiting Ukraine as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Ben Stiller and UNHCR Representative Carolina Lindholm Billing in Ukraine visit the President’s office after visiting the occupied settlements in the Kyiv region. On Monday, he visited, in particular, the ruined residential areas of Irpin, where he spoke to those who survived the occupation.

Ben Stiller said, “It’s one thing to see this destruction on TV or on a social network. It’s another to see it with your own eyes. It’s much more shocking.” “What you saw in Irpin is certainly terrifying,” Zelensky replied.

Ukraine’s President and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador discussed the needs of temporarily displaced persons in Ukraine as well as those in Poland, where Ben Stiller visited the day before. Zelensky and the UNHCR delegation discussed ways of further cooperation of the Ukrainian authorities with the UNHCR.

Stiller arrives in Ukraine on World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, Stiller called for compassion and support for all refugees and those forced to flee around the world. During a visit this week to Poland and Ukraine, where Stiller is meeting people recently forced to flee their homes.

The actor, director, and long-term goodwill ambassador for UNHCR is calling for immediate global support and funding, not only for those affected by the Ukraine crisis, but for every one of the 100 million people around the world who were forced to flee.

In a statement to mark World Refugee Day, Stiller said: “I am here in Ukraine meeting people forced to flee their homes because of the war. People have shared stories that the war cost their lives.” How has changed – how they have lost everything and are deeply concerned about their future.”

Since Saturday 18 June, Stiller has been meeting with individuals and families displaced by the war in Poland and Ukraine. According to the UNHCR, the war in Ukraine is one of the sharpest and largest forced displacement crises since World War II.

Families are torn apart and the trauma of war will have a lasting impact on those forced to flee their homes, including women and children, who represent nearly 90 percent of those forced to flee. .

Edited By: Shashank Shekhar Mishra