Actor Ben Stiller and UNHCR Ukraine representative Karolina Lindholm Billing met with President Volodymyr Zelensky after visiting occupied settlements in the Kyiv region. Today they visited, in particular, the ruined residential areas of Irpin, where they spoke with the people who survived the occupation.
“It is one thing to see this destruction on television or on social media. Another thing is to see everything with your own eyes. That’s much more shocking,” said Ben Stiller.
“What you saw in Irpin is definitely appalling. But it is even worse to imagine what is happening in the settlements that are still under temporary occupation in the eastVolodymyr Zelenskyy said in response.
The UNHCR President and Goodwill Ambassador spoke about the needs of temporarily displaced people in Ukraine, as well as those in Poland, which Ben Stiller visited on Sunday.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the UNHCR delegation discussed ways of further cooperation of the Ukrainian authorities with international agencies.