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Ukraine: Ben Stiller visits conflict-torn country after meeting with refugee families in Poland | World news

Hollywood actor Ben Stiller was filmed in Ukraine the day after he met Ukrainian refugees in Poland who were forced to flee the war across the border.

The 56-year-old American star was spotted walking in Lviv on Sunday while talking on her mobile phone.

The western city was attacked by Russian forces during the months-long invasion, but it remained relatively unharmed compared to ferocious attacks in the east.

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Stiller, a UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) goodwill ambassador, flew to Rzeszow in southeastern Poland a day earlier while trying to raise awareness of the plight of refugees.

On his Instagram page, he said he was meeting families “whose lives have been torn apart by war and violence in Ukraine“.

He said millions of people had been forced to flee their homes, more than 90 percent of them women and children, following the invasion of President Vladimir Putin’s troops.

Stiller added: “I am here to study, to share stories that illustrate the human impact of the war and to strengthen calls for solidarity.

“Everyone has the right to seek safety. Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.”

In one image, he is pictured meeting with UNHCR staff.

In another post, the star of Zoolander and Tropic Thunder was depicted embracing two refugee children near the Polish border in Medica.

He said: “I had the opportunity to meet some families who fled the war in Ukraine, leaving loved ones with no idea when they would be able to return home – or have homes to return to.”

In April, Hollywood actress and UN humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to Lviv where she talks to displaced people who have taken refuge in the city.

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Bono gave a concert at a metro station in Kyiv

And last month, Bono and The Edge of the Irish rock band U2 played a concert at a metro station in the capital, Kyiv, in support of the Ukrainian people.

Ukraine: Ben Stiller visits conflict-torn country after meeting with refugee families in Poland | World news

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