SEAN Penn palms Volodymyr Zelensky one in every of his Oscar statuettes — and tells him to return it solely when his nation defeats Russia.
The Hollywood actor, 62, met the Ukraine President whereas on his third go to to the nation for the reason that invasion.
3Actor Sean Penn palms Ukraine’s President Zelensky one in every of his Oscars – solely to be returned when his nation secures victory over RussiaCredit: Getty
3Penn met the president throughout his third journey to the countryCredit: Getty
3A plaque with the star’s signature was additionally unveiled on Kyiv’s Stroll of the Courageous.Credit score: Getty
Penn, who received performing Oscars in 2003 and 2008, pulled the statuette out of a bag, telling Mr Zelensky: “Whenever you win, carry it again to Malibu.
“I really feel a lot better realizing there’s a piece of me right here.”
The actor, who has been concerned in quite a few worldwide humanitarian and anti-war efforts, instructed President Zelenskyy that each time he leaves Ukraine I really feel like a traitor.
Throughout their assembly, Zelenskyy introduced Penn with an award, the Ukrainian Order of Advantage, which is given to residents for excellent achievements in economics, science, tradition, or navy or political exercise.
Established by former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma in 1996, the award’s previous recipients embrace Ukrainian lecturers and writers, in addition to Soviet-era navy commanders.
A plaque with the star’s signature was additionally unveiled on Kyiv’s Stroll of the Courageous.