Ben Stiller met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Ben Stiller met with Volodymyr Zelensky
Famous American actor visited Ukraine
Hollywood star Ben Stiller met Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Monday, calling him “his hero” for rallying global support for Ukraine in front of face of the Russian invasion.
“It's a great honor for me … You are my hero!” said Ben Stiller, a UN goodwill ambassador who met with the Ukrainian leader on World Refugee Day.
“What you've done, the way you've brought the country together, the world, is really inspiring,” said the 56-year-old American comedian, referring to Zelensky's countless performances around the world.
Stills their meeting was published by Zelensky's office.
Earlier on Monday, Stiller visited Irpen, the site of fierce fighting at the start of the invasion in February 2022.
“I feel it is difficult to understand what is really happening here in fact, if you weren’t here,” he told Zelensky.
“This morning I was in Irpen… and the real level of destruction, you see it on TV, you see it on social media, but it's different to actually see it, feel it, and then talk to people,” he said of the American actor.
Speaking in In English, Zelensky thanked Stiller for coming and said it was “very important” for him to constantly remind people of what is happening in Ukraine.
“It is very important for us that people do not forget. It is not interesting to talk about the war every day… but it is very important for us,” the Ukrainian leader told him.