Sean Penn Says Ukraine To Win The War Against Russia

Sean Penn Says Ukraine To Win The War Against Russia
American Actor Sean Penn

In a series of TV appearances aimed at bolstering support in the United States for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the country’s efforts to repel invading forces, actor Sean Penn declared Ukraine “will win” its conflict with Russia.

Penn appeared on MSNBC’s The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell, where he reiterated his belief that Ukraine will “certainly win this thing.” He emphasized the population’s togetherness, saying, “It’s a great time in history… They exchange glances and say, “We’re together.”

“This is freedom of thought and true leadership that is just so touching,” Penn remarked, describing Zelenskiy and Ukrainian unity as an inspiration for the American people, offering the US a path to overcome the divide that has afflicted it for decades. It’s the kind of movement we’ll need to get [to the US], which is on the verge of becoming a populist nation at this time. We need to get back on track as a nation and recognize that, despite its variety, Ukraine has a togetherness that has never been witnessed in contemporary times.”

Penn also appeared on Fox News’ Hannity, where he spoke with host Sean Hannity about the war. “In him, I saw something I’d never seen before,” Penn said of Zelenskiy, and reaffirmed his prediction of Ukraine’s eventual victory over Russia. “It’s obvious to me that the Ukrainians are going to win this.” “At what cost?” says the narrator.

Penn was in Ukraine filming a documentary when the Russian invasion began, and he was there at a news conference in Kyiv in February, after earlier visiting the nation to shoot material in November.

“Sean Penn is among those who support Ukraine in Ukraine today,” Zelenskiy said at the time in a statement. Our country owes him a debt of gratitude for his bravery and honesty… The more individuals like that – true allies of Ukraine who support the battle for independence – the sooner we will be able to put an end to Russia’s terrible invasion.”

Penn has remained a vocal supporter of the Ukrainian cause, calling for private funds to be used to purchase fighter planes for the Ukrainian air force and demanding that Zelenskiy be allowed to speak at the Oscars ceremony, claiming that he would “smell [his Oscars] in public” if he wasn’t allowed to do so. In the end, Zelenskiy did not speak at the Oscars, but he did make an appeal to the audience at the Grammy Awards, the music industry’s counterpart.