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    “Needed Few Weeks To Process”: Why Did Jessica Chastain Visit Ukraine Amid War?

    Jessica Chastain is a name to reckon with. The 45-year-old actress has appeared in a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. She has also won an Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying Tammy Faye in her biopic. Apart from acting, Chastain is also a businessperson.

    The ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘ actress recently shared her experience of a trip she did to Ukraine amid the Russian invasion. Chastain took to Twitter and shared a series of tweets to talk about the trip where she also met with President Volodymyr Zelensky. Let’s find out more about it.

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    Jessica Chastain Shares Her Experience Of Visiting War-Torn Ukraine

    Jessica Chastain
    Jessica Chastain

    Jessica Chastain has been vocal about a lot of issues like mental health, gender, and racial equality. So it’s not a surprise that she decided to visit Ukraine amid an ongoing war. She took to Twitter to talk about her experience and stated the reason for posting about it now “as I needed a few weeks to process everything I saw from my trip to Kyiv.”

    We landed in Poland, drove 4 hrs then took a train for another 11,” she wrote in a tweet attached with the video. “I was nervous and the length of the journey gave me time to calm myself. I’m going to now start sharing with you guys what I saw.”

    The ‘Molly’s Game‘ star continued, “So the number of refugees from Ukraine now stands at 5.1 million who’ve left for the European Union countries, another 7.7 million who are internally displaced”, she says in the video. “The population of Ukraine before the war was 44 million. War crimes have resulted in the deaths of 6,710 civilians, including 359 children; 8,741 civilians, including 700 children, were injured.”

    Jessica also talked about her visit to a local children’s hospital. “One of the experiences from this life-changing trip was my visit to the children’s hospital: Ohmatdyt. I had the opportunity to meet incredible children and the director, Volodymyr Zhovnir. The children amazed me with their hope and strength.”

    The news of her visiting Ukraine broke out last month when the President shared a picture of the two. She was there to provide humanitarian help.

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    Russia-Ukraine War, Explained

    Russia troops in Ukraine
    Russia troops in Ukraine

    On 24 February this year, Russia invaded Ukraine as a part of the Russo-Ukrainian war that began in 2014. Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, said that he wants to “demilitarise and denazify” the country.

    The war has caused the largest refugee crisis in Europe since the second world war. Nearly 7.0 million Ukrainians have left the country and a third of the population is displaced.

    The Russian forces have continued to bomb military and civilian targets in places like Kyiv, Lviv, Serhiivka near Odesa, and Kremenchuk.

    Several countries and organizations have condemned this invasion which led to a series of bans and sanctions on Russia. The International Court of Justice has ordered Russia to suspend military operations.

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