Jessica Chastain visits the hospital in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv

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Actress Jessica Chastain recently visited war-torn Ukraine and even visited a hospital there.

The jurassic world The actress took to Instagram to share her experience in the country, which is currently embroiled in a bitter war after being invaded by neighboring Russia.

“I needed a few weeks to process everything I saw from my trip to Kyiv,” the actress began in a lengthy post about the trip. She also shared a video showing her walking through the streets of Kyiv, through bombed-out buildings freshly bombarded with mortars.

“We landed in Poland, we drove for 4 hours and then took the train for another 11 hours. I was nervous and the length of the ride gave me time to calm down. I will now begin to share with you what I have seen.

She said one of the most memorable experiences of a trip filled with them was when she visited Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital, a children’s hospital in the capital that is surrounded by bombardment. .

“I had the opportunity to meet incredible children and the director, Volodymyr Zhovnir. The children amazed me with their hope and strength. Many had been driven from their homes and spent months in hospital. It is a huge humanitarian crisis that is raging in Ukraine.

The video showed Chastain speaking and interacting with patients in the hospital, hugging, shaking hands and coloring with crayons.

“We cannot forget the innocent [affected] by senseless acts of violence. I will always be grateful to have met these adorable little children with big, brave hearts,” the actress said.

She also shared that she will talk more about the experience in the future.

Christi C. Elwood