Michel Hazanavicius, famed film director, becomes United24 ambassador

8 February, 02:54 PM
Elina Svitolina and Michel Hazanavicius in Irpin (Photo:@United24/Instagram)

Elina Svitolina and Michel Hazanavicius in Irpin (Photo:@United24/Instagram)

French film director and Oscar winner Michel Hazanavicius has arrived in Ukraine, visiting the liberated Kyiv suburbs of Irpin and Bucha, as well as becoming an ambassador of Ukrainian support initiative United24, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his evening address on Feb. 7.

Hazanavicius visited the two suburbs with fellow United24 ambassador, tennis player Elina Svitolina, stopping by the Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle First-Called in Bucha and Irpin’s Cultural House, which had been struck by Russian shells. The pair were joined by two more United24 ambassadors, football player Andriy Shevchenko and boxer Oleksandr Usyk, via video link.

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Hazanavicius is "the first voice of United24 in France,” the president noted. He added that he believes the famous director’s voice will be very powerful tool in garnering support for Ukraine.

As part of his role as a United24 ambassador, Hazanavicius will focus his efforts on raising funds for Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction.

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