Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Benedict Cumberbatch
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Benedict Cumberbatch about the war in Ukraine
“And such famous people help us get through to those nations whose government does not support Ukraine,” Zelenskyy said.
Zelenskyy had previously met with other celebrities, including Ben Stiller and Jessica Chastain.
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to discuss the war in Ukraine.
The pair met via video call, according to a photo posted on Zelenskyy’s Telegram account.
“I’ve had a conversation with the British actor Benedict Cumberbatch,” Zelenskyy wrote Thursday. “I am sincerely grateful to him for solidarity with our state and our people.”
“It is important that the topic of Ukraine remains the key one,” Zelenskyy continued. “And such famous people help us get through to those nations whose government does not support Ukraine.”
The conversation comes as Ukrainian forces have made major headway against the Russian army’s invasion of their country.
Recently, Russian soldiers have fled villages disguised as Ukrainian locals amid Ukraine’s surprise counteroffensive in the Eastern European country’s Kharkiv region. In some towns, Russian troops left behind so much ammo that Ukraine is struggling to handle it all.
Cumberbatch is not the first celebrity to have met with Zelenskyy since Russia invaded Ukraine in March.
In June, Ben Stiller met with the Ukrainian leader in Kyiv and told Zelenskyy he is his hero.
Jessica Chastain followed suit in August, visiting the children’s hospital Okhmatdyt before meeting with Zelenskyy.
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