Ukraine’s comedian president Volodymyr Zelensky took the time to speak with actor Sean Penn as part of a “documentary on the Russian invasion” as his military was being destroyed.

Zelensky released the embarrassing video himself Thursday on Instagram, writing: “The more such people in our country now, true friends of Ukraine, who support the struggle for freedom, the sooner it will be possible to stop Russia’s treacherous attack.”

“Sean popped up Thursday in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, after the Russians invaded … and Ukraine’s government says Penn is there to capture the conflict on film [for a documentary],” TMZ reported.

Zelensky reportedly never ordered a full mobilization of the Ukrainian military because he thought Putin was bluffing.