Orlando Bloom shares impressions of meeting Zelenskyy, First Lady

29 March, 04:26 PM
Orlando Bloom expressed admiration for Zelensky (Photo:@president.gov.ua)

Orlando Bloom expressed admiration for Zelensky (Photo:@president.gov.ua)

Hollywood star Orlando Bloom, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, shared his impressions of meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and First Lady Olena Zelenska during his visit on March 26.

“Over the past 24 hours, I had the honor of meeting both President Zelenskyy and First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska,” Bloom wrote on Instagram on March 28.

“It was their decision to stay and lead their country at the onset which has been a beacon of hope and example to the rest of the world of the unique kind of stoicism, resilience, and courage I saw in all the Ukrainian people I met over the past three days during my UNICEF visit.”

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The actor said that he is “grateful for their support of UNICEF programs and for putting children at the center of the government agenda.”

“This war has robbed children of their childhood and families have now endured over a year of violence, trauma, loss, destruction, and displacement,” Bloom said.

“I’ve been fortunate meet a few of my heroes but not all heroes are born equal.”

Bloom shared a video of his visit to a UNICEF-sponsored place for children, located under a metro station in Kyiv.

“Deep under a metro station in Kyiv, Ukraine, I visited a UNICEF-supported safe space for children to play and learn,” he wrote.

“War is having a devastating impact on children’s mental health and education. They need peace now.”

NV earlier reported that Bloom had met with Zelenskyy, where he read excerpts from a speech made to the British youth by Japanese mentor Daisaku Ikeda, a childhood inspiration for Bloom.

The actor’s partner, superstar singer Katy Perry, supported him on his visit to Ukraine amid Russia’s full-scale invasion.

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