Angelina Jolie ‘rushes to bomb shelter’ in Ukraine, video shows


A video of actress Angelina Jolie in Lviv has gone viral as it appears to show her with a group of people fleeing to a bomb shelter.

Jolie was visiting the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday and meeting with people displaced by the war with Russia, according to a Reuters report.

The video has been viewed more than 180,000 times on Twitter since it was posted on Saturday.

Bellingcat reporter Christo Grozev posted the video on her page and captioned “Angelina Jolie had to be rushed to a bomb shelter as air raid sirens went off in Lviv.”

Newsweek was unable to independently verify when the video was taken or whether the actress and her group were indeed running for safety to a bomb shelter.

The Reuters report said the actress, who is also a special envoy for the UN refugee agency, had her trip cut short due to the sound of air raid sirens.

In the video, Jolie can be seen walking quickly with a group of people out of a building on the street. At one point, a woman turns to the person recording and says “no more”.

Actress Angelina Jolie speaks during a press conference announcing a modernized bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 9, 2022. A video has gone viral on social media and appears to show Jolie being escorted to a bomb shelter in Lviv.
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Throughout the clip, an air raid siren can be heard. At one point in the brief sequence, a man can be seen approaching the actress in an attempt to get a selfie.

A voice can also be heard asking Jolie if she’s scared, to which she replied no and added that she was fine.

During her visit, Jolie said how the conflict must have had a negative impact on displaced children.

“They must be in shock…I know how much trauma affects children, I know someone is showing how much they matter, how much their voice matters, I know what a healing for them,” Jolie said, noting that there was a psychiatrist on duty to talk to the kids.

In March, Jolie also traveled to Rome to visit a hospital caring for children who had fled conflict in Ukraine, according to a Sky News report.

During her trip, the actress spoke with young patients and met doctors and nurses who cared for children.

According to the humanitarian aid organization UNICEF, as of April 21, more than 5.1 million refugees had fled Ukraine, about half of them children, since Russia invaded the country.

UNICEF added that millions more people have been internally displaced, which could have lasting consequences for future generations.

Newsweek contacted the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense for comment.




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