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Angelina Jolie Visited Children in Ukraine - Meet Her Grown up Children

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 02, 2022
04:15 P.M.
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Angelina Jolie surprised many with her humanitarian visit to Ukraine, where she met many children, one of whom had a dream she wished to share with her. Her interactions with them reminded everyone about how great a mom she is.  

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Famous movie mogul, Angelina Jolie, was recently in Lviv, Ukraine, for a humanitarian visit. According to the regional governor, Maksym Kozytskyy, she went there to speak with those that found refuge in Lviv after losing their homes.

Some of them include children receiving medical care for injuries sustained during a missile strike on the Kramatorsk railway station in the first quarter of April.

Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Disney's "Dumbo" on March 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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WHAT WAS JOLIE'S MISSION?

Ukraine was one of Jolie's many stops last month, and the appearance of the actress, who has been a UNHCR Special Envoy for Refugees since 2011, was a sight for sore eyes, and it rejuvenated many — especially the kids.

According to TIME, the attack on the railway had been a deliberate attempt targeting mostly women and kids attempting to flee an incoming Russian offensive, and it claimed at least 52 people while wounding many more. 

Jolie was moved by what she heard from the kids she spoke to, and one girl was even able to meet the actress one-on-one to tell her about a dream she had.

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Angelina Jolie attends the 32nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards on February 17, 2018, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

In a statement he shared over Telegram, the regional governor also revealed that Jolie met with refugees arriving at the central railway station in Lviv and with Ukrainian volunteers working hard to provide the new arrivals with medical help and counseling. He wrote:

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“The visit was a surprise to us all. Plenty of people who saw Ms. Jolie in the Lviv region could not believe that it was really her. But since February 24, Ukraine has shown the entire world that there are plenty of incredible things here.”

Angelina Jolie on March 25, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images

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On her visit, Jolie also witnessed firsthand how traumatizing it was to be in a war zone when air raid sirens went off in the city.

A video shared by Bulgarian investigative journalist Christo Grosev captured Jolie hastily exiting a train station while the sirens were wailing in despair. 

Surrounded as she was by her entourage, she hastened her steps as she left the station, but when a bystander who had been recording her asked if she was “scared,” she replied that she was okay. 

Angelina Jolie at The Museum of Radio and Television on September 12, 2005 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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MEET HER GROWN KIDS

Anyone who saw Jolie hanging out with the kids would know that her compassion comes from being a mother herself.

The talented star is a mother to six kids, two of whom she adopted before she got involved with actor Brad Pitt who later adopted them too.

Her oldest child was named Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, and he was born on August 5, 2001, in Cambodia. He was adopted by a then single Jolie at seven months old in 2002 and is now a teenager at Yonsei University in South Korea. 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt on January 8, 2007 in West Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

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Her second oldest child is Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, and he was born on November 29, 2003, in Vietnam. He was adopted while Jolie was with Pitt in March 2007 at age 3. 

Her third oldest after Pax was named Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, and like Maddox, she was adopted in 2005 before Pitt and Jolie became an official couple. On January 8, 2005, Zahara was born in Ethiopia and was adopted again by Pitt in 2006. 

Angelina Jolie with children Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt at the European premiere of "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" at Odeon IMAX Waterloo on October 09, 2019 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt is Pitt and Jolie’s first biological daughter, and they welcomed her on May 27, 2006. The birth went down in Namibia, but she has been raised in the US ever since.  

Pitt and Jolie’s youngest son was named Knox, and he is a twin who was born on July 12, 2008, in Nice, France.

His twin sister, Vivienne Marcheline, is already famous for starring in a movie alongside her mom, even though she probably can’t remember that.

US actress Angelina Jolie and her children Maddox, Vivienne, Zahara, Shiloh, and Knox arrive for the world premiere of Marvel Studios' "Eternals" at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles, October 18, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

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All of Jolie's kids were born outside the US but raised within it, and the actress shares a very deep bond with them. Perhaps this is why she was visibly moved by what was happening in Lviv during her visit. 

Jolie's presence surprised many, and they could hardly believe that it was really her. She had great conversations with children and promised to return, giving them something to look forward to besides air raids. 

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