- Angelina Jolie visited a coffee shop in Lviv, in western Ukraine, on Saturday afternoon, a video shows.
- Lviv is far away from the frontline of the war with Russia but has experienced missile strikes this month.
- Jolie is traveling in the region in a personal capacity, not in her role as a UN Special Envoy, the UNHCR said.
Actress Angelina Jolie greeted surprised fans at a coffee shop in Lviv, Ukraine, on Saturday afternoon.
A video shared by journalist Mayya Podgorodetskaya on Facebook shows Jolie smiling and signing an autograph during her visit to the Ukrainian coffee shop.
“I just went to have a coffee, and it’s only Angelina Jolie,” Podgorodetskaya wrote in the caption. “Ukraine is simply supported by the entire world.”
The western Ukrainian city of Lviv is considered safer than places in the east of the country, but it was targeted with missile strikes this month.
Many other parts of the country are still under attack, with most of the fighting taking place in the east of Ukraine.
It is not immediately clear why Jolie, the United Nations Special Envoy for Refugees, was visiting the war-torn country.
A spokesperson for the UNHCR, the United Nations agency responsible for refugees, told Insider that she was traveling to the region in a “personal capacity” and that the UNHCR had no involvement in the visit.
Before her Ukraine visit, Jolie met with Ukrainian child refugees in Rome, Italy, per the Evening Standard.
Jolie’s management did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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