Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine
MINSK, Belarus (AP):
Ukraine has banned action film actor Steven Seagal from entering the country for five years.
Seagal, an American, was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin last year in a ceremony shown on state television.
He has vocally defended the Russian leader's policies and criticised the US government.
A statement from the Ukrainian Security Service said Seagal's entry was banned "on the basis of Ukrainian national security." It did not elaborate.