Movie star Angelina Jolie was rushed to safety amid fears of an imminent rocket attack during a visit to the western city of Lviv in Ukraine.
Jolie, 46, caught the eye when video emerged of her walking briskly with her entourage as an air raid siren went off.
As the group was filmed getting to safety, a female member turned to the camera and said “please no more”.
The actress herself took the time to wave to the camera and insisted “I’m fine” when asked.
Jolie worked as a special envoy for the UN Refugee Agency for many years, but details of her trip to Ukraine are unclear.
Lviv has been under attack by the Russian military in recent weeks and earlier this month a missile attack on the city left at least seven people dead.
Earlier, Ukrainian Maya Pidhorodetska posted another video of the famous actress and filmmaker on Facebook.
‘Nothing in particular. Just Lviv. I just went for coffee. Just Angelina Jolie,” she wrote in Ukrainian after filming the actress, who waved at her from the counter.
“Ukraine is simply supported by the whole world.”
In the Pidhorodetska clip, Jolie was seen chatting happily with locals in Lviv while wearing casual clothes.
Video emerged of Angelina Jolie (left) marching briskly with her entourage as an air raid siren went off in the Ukrainian city of Lviv
As Jolie (left) and the group were filmed getting to safety, a woman (right) turned to the camera and said ‘please no more’
The actress herself took the time to wave to the camera and insisted “I’m fine” when asked
The large group marched at a brisk pace to safety as the air raid siren went off in Lviv, Ukraine.
Fans hailed Jolie earlier as Russian forces gathered in the east for another assault
An aerial view of the damaged area after Russian attacks in the village of Moshchun in kyiv oblast, Ukraine, April 29, 2022. The village of Moschun became one of the places where clashes took place in the first days of the attacks between Russia and Ukraine
The video, which shows Jolie signing a piece of paper and waving to the camera, was posted to Facebook by Ukrainian Maya Pidhorodetska and has since been shared more than 19,000 times.
Ms Pidhorodetska wrote an article with the video in Ukrainian which, translated by Google, read: “Nothing special. Just Lviv. Just went for coffee. Just Angelina Jolie.
“Ukraine is simply supported by the whole world.”
In February, Jolie opened up about the war in Ukraine in a message to her 12.7 million Instagram followers.
She wrote: “Like many of you, I pray for the people of Ukraine.
“My goal, along with my fellow @refugees, is that everything is done to ensure the protection and fundamental human rights of displaced people and refugees in the region.
“We have already seen reports of casualties and people starting to flee their homes in search of safety.
“It is too early to know what will happen, but the importance of this moment – for the Ukrainian people and for the international rule of law – cannot be overstated.”
Actress Angelina Jolie surprised Ukrainians after visiting a cafe in Lviv. A boy on the phone didn’t notice the world famous actress when she fell into the cafe behind him
The actress caught the eye when she appeared wearing nondescript clothes at the cafe
Jolie is not the first American celebrity to land in Ukraine during the conflict.
American actor Sean Penn met with the country’s president and attended government press briefings as part of a VICE documentary he is filming.
When kyiv was attacked, Penn and his team traveled miles to the Polish border.
The actor, 61, said he and his film crew decided to abandon their car and proceed on foot after watching thousands of Ukrainian residents flee for their safety, with queues stretching for miles.
Penn described how cars were filled with women and children, their only possession of value being the vehicle in which they were traveling.
The documentary is a VICE Studios production, “in association with VICE World News and Endeavor Content”, according to a spokesperson for the media group.
In a translated Facebook post, the Ukrainian government said it was grateful Sean was there and was hailed as braver than Western leaders.
Due to its location on the road to Hostomel and Irpin. Moshchun, who faces the deepest scars of the war that has continued for more than two months, has come to the brink of a humanitarian crisis
Jolie poses with Andriy Galickiy, founder of Lviv Croissants, during her visit to Lviv
The UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador also posed for a photo with children in Lviv
Although the majority of the fighting has moved to the east of the country, western Ukrainian cities such as Lviv are still under bombardment from Russian missile attacks.
On Saturday, Ukrainian officials said the bodies of more than 1,000 civilians had been recovered from around kyiv and they were working with French investigators to document alleged war crimes.
Forensic tests carried out on corpses of civilians thrown into mass graves show that women were raped before being brutally killed, we learned on Monday.
Dozens of autopsies were performed on the mutilated corpses of Bucha, Irpin and Borodianka, many showing signs of torture and multiple bullet holes in their backs.
A coroner north of kyiv said it was difficult to find signs of rape and sexual abuse because the bodies “are in such poor condition”.
A United Nations mission in Bucha documented the “unlawful killing, including summary execution, of approximately 50 civilians”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said.
In the same town, 25 women between the ages of 14 and 25 were locked in a basement and systematically raped, with nine of them becoming pregnant in a case now registered by Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmila Denisova.