Kyiv (Ukraine): Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was stunned upon receiving the iconic Oscar statuette from -time Academy Award-triumphing Hollywood actor Sean Penn.
On his third visit go to the country ravaged by an ongoing Russian invasion, Penn extended a humanitarian gesture by supplying one in every of his Oscar statuettes. According to New York Post, he asked Zelenskyy to maintain it with him till the war subsides with a ‘hopeful Ukrainian victory’.
Zelenskyy took to Instagram to percentage a video where Penn can be seen providing him his award. Zelenskyy will be visible declining the attractiveness, but he did say that the award will live inside the struggle-torn county as a symbol of faith in the victory of Ukraine.
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“This is a symbolic stupid factor, but I recognise if this is here with you, I’ll sense higher and more potent for the fights,” Penn may be heard announcing in the video, asking Zelenskyy to carry it again to Malibu upon prevailing the warfare in opposition to Russia. Shaking fingers with Penn, Zelenskyy humbly exclaimed “It’s so super! I am honoured. We need to win” earlier than accepting the ownership of the golden figurine.
Zelenskyy back the favour by honouring the Hollywood celebrity with the ‘Order of Merit of the III diploma’ for “strengthening relations, popularization and helping the sovereignty of Ukraine”.
Prior to this, Penn had made headlines with the aid of publicly pronouncing that he might smelt his Oscar statuette if Zelenskyy is not despatched a professional invite to the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony.
He has been a lively supporter of Zelenskyy’s unwavering resilience and braveness. He even expressed his admiration for the Ukrainian President again and again on public structures.
During his appearance on Anderson Cooper’s display on CNN, Penn expressed excessive regard for him and how he has kept the country unified through such devastating times.