Shawn Benn says he thought of taking up arms against Russia while filming a documentary in Ukraine

Although he returned to California after filming in war-torn Ukraine, actor Sean Benn revealed that he thought of ‘taking up arms against Russia’, saying, ‘If you went to Ukraine, [fighting] You have to cross your mind. ‘

The filmmaker has been filming a Vice documentary for the past several months in Ukraine following President Volodymyr Zhelensky and the country’s military.

Ben, 61, said in an April 9 interview with a Hollywood agent that his intention was to return to Ukraine, although he was not sure what happened. [he] Can provide. ‘

‘The only possible reason I stayed in Ukraine last time was that I may have had a gun, probably without a body armor, as a foreigner, you would like to give that body armor to one of the civilian fighters. I do not have a fighter who is more capable than me, or a young man or woman who can fight for a long time, “Ben told the store.

‘So, it’s less likely to do it where I live, but if you were in Ukraine [fighting] You have to cross your mind. What century do you think this is? Since I was at the gas station in Brentwood the other day, am I now thinking about taking up arms against Russia? What’s going on f–? ‘

Sean Benn, 61, told the Hollywood Athenaeum at a gas station in Brentwood, California, shortly after returning from a war-torn country that he was “thinking about taking up arms against Russia.”

Ben, on the left, is pictured with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky.  Ben, who was with Zhelensky when Russia first invaded Ukraine, added pride to the president for uniting the country.

Ben, on the left, is pictured with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky. Ben, who was with Zhelensky when Russia first invaded Ukraine, added pride to the president for uniting the country.

At a news conference in Rzeszow, Poland last month, Ben announced a partnership between the city and his nonprofit, CORE, to help Ukrainian refugees flee.  However, the Oscar-winning activist said that when he returned to Ukraine, he could 'send a message through the CEO' to see how else he could help.

At a news conference in Rzeszow, Poland last month, Ben announced a partnership between the city and his nonprofit, CORE, to help Ukrainian refugees flee. However, the Oscar-winning activist said that when he returned to Ukraine, he could ‘send a message through the CEO’ to see how else he could help.

Mourning mourners gather around the coffin of Ukrainian soldier Roman Diego, 47, who was killed during the Russian invasion on April 12.  Ben described the 'ritual' covering war zones, where 'How should I behave?'

Mourning mourners gather around the coffin of Ukrainian soldier Roman Diego, 47, who was killed during the Russian invasion on April 12. Ben described the ‘ritual’ covering war zones, where ‘How should I behave?’

The director plans to film the ongoing conflict for his documentary. However, in the interview, Ben questioned whether ‘there is conclusive evidence that documentaries actually change anything’.

‘We only know what can give hope,’ he said.

Activist and Oscar-winning director Outlet, who was physically involved in rescuing people after Hurricane Katrina and conducted a secret interview with Sinaloa cartel boss El Chapo in 2016, told the outlet, ‘Statistically, I really did not take any risks. ‘

That includes 2003 Baghdad, and when I was alone outside the Green Zone … the chances of you being killed were one in 100. ‘

In general, Ben said, he has never been a conflict zone journalist, he never really stayed in one place for months or years, and had no choice but to be there and live there.

He told the store that he was simultaneously ‘attracted to conflict’ and ‘intellectually very anti-war’.

‘There is a ritual associated with some of the basic questions you ask when you are in or near it: How do I behave? Can I have enough oxygen in my brain to make clear judgments? Are you going to be emotionally or psychologically damaged by the war? ‘

‘I think a certain part of my own motives is affected by those questions. So, yeah, I guess it wouldn’t be honest if I said it wasn’t part of it.

When Russia first invaded Ukraine in February, Ben first arrived in the capital, Kiev – Zhelensky announced the director’s presence on his official Facebook page.

Ben was photographed at a press conference at the Presidential Secretariat in Ukraine on February 24.  The actor said he saw a change in the Ukrainian leader after Russia's first invasion: 'It just struck me that I was looking at a guy now.  To the final stage of human courage and leadership '

Ben was photographed at a press conference at the Presidential Secretariat in Ukraine on February 24. The actor said he saw a change in the Ukrainian leader after Russia’s first invasion: ‘It just struck me that I was looking at a guy now. To the final stage of human courage and leadership ‘

Ben said to the shop, 'If you went to Ukraine, [fighting] You have to cross your mind. '  Field engineers in Ukraine are filmed next to armored vehicles destroyed on a street in the city of Pucha on April 5.

Ben said to the shop, ‘If you went to Ukraine, [fighting] You have to cross your mind. ‘ Field engineers in Ukraine are filmed next to armored vehicles destroyed on a street in the city of Pucha on April 5.

‘Oscar-winning American actor and filmmaker Sean Benn has arrived in Ukraine.’ “Director Kiev came to document all the events in Ukraine as a documentary maker and to tell the world the truth about Russia’s invasion of our country.”

Ben added pride to Zhelensky for uniting the country of Ukraine in the face of disaster.

‘They are together like never before, as I said, the historical legacy of Zhelensky, because he did it.’

‘They can never take away from him what he united the Ukrainians to fight for their country.’

Ben first met the Ukrainian president before the conflict, recalling him as ‘very charming, very bright and very attractive’. When the Russian offensive began, Ben said, he saw a change in Zhelensky.

Ben, on the right, visits the positions of the leading Ukrainian armed forces with Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.

Ben, on the right, visits the positions of the leading Ukrainian armed forces with Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky (c) walks down a street recaptured by the Ukrainian army on April 4 through the Kiev city of Pucha.  Ben said Zhelensky's 'historical legacy' would unite Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky (c) walks down a street recaptured by the Ukrainian army on April 4 through the Kiev city of Pucha. Ben said Zhelensky’s ‘historical legacy’ would unite Ukraine “like never before.”

“I saw Zhelensky the day before the invasion, and it helps that he had not been fully tested. I think he invented.

Currently, Penn’s non-profit core (socially organized relief effort), established in 2010 to help earthquake victims in Haiti, is helping Ukrainian refugees flee to Poland, and Benn may try to ‘add resources across the border’. They are very short.

More than 4 million people have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries since Russia’s occupation of Ukraine on February 24, marking the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, according to United Nations data.

When he returns to the country, he will evaluate what Ben can do to help.

‘I do not spend much time texting the president or his staff when they are under siege and when their people are being murdered. I will probably send a message through the CEO. ” I think what I want to do here will be worth it. You have to respond to me in only one of two ways: come or not, do as you plan or come, but here you can be very helpful, “he said.

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