Angelina Jolie visits Ukrainian children affected by war

Angelina Jolie visits Ukrainian children affected by war

Actor Angelina Jolie arrived in Lviv, Ukraine to meet with children affected by the war.

Jolie met with orphaned and displaced children, including several who were evacuated from Mariupol as Russia continued its attack. She spent time with the doctors and volunteers caring for the children.

Angelina spokesman said on Saturday that the purpose of Angelina's visit is to bear witness to the human impact of the conflict and to support the civilian population.

The Ukrainian actress praised Ukrainians for their courage and dignity. The impact of the war on a generation of Ukrainian children is devastating to see, she said. No child should have to flee their homes, or witness the murder of their loved ones, or experience shelling and destruction of their homes. That is the reality of so many children in Ukraine and around the world. Jolie visited children in the hospital who were wounded by the war, as well as a center for children and young people with disabilities.

Angelina is not afraid of being with the Ukrainian people her spokesperson said. She is calling for the urgent opening of humanitarian corridors to allow the evacuation of civilians, the delivery of humanitarian aid to all those in need, and an end to attacks on civilians, in accordance with the laws of war.