Jolie (46) is said to have traveled to the city in western Ukraine in a personal capacity. UNHCR is not involved in this visit, a UN spokesman told CBC News† It is unclear what the reason for her visit is. According to the local government in Lviv, the actress has come to support the people during the Russian invasion.

    Images show that Jolie is walking through the city and many interested people gather around her and she then orders coffee at a cafe. She also visited the station, where she talked to a number of people. Several media report that she met Ukrainian refugees and children injured in a Russian airstrike. She also spoke to several health care providers.

    Jolie has been a special envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency since 2012. For this she regularly travels to refugee camps and conflict areas. In early April, she paid a surprise visit to young Ukrainian war refugees who were being treated at a children’s hospital in Rome.