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Steven Seagal is under siege in the Ukraine.The tough-guy actor, known for his ’90s action flicks like Hard to Kill and Under Siege, has been blacklisted from the Ukraine for the next five years as a national security threat, according to several reports.
Seagal, 65, has been banned from entering the country because he has allegedly “committed socially dangerous actions … that contradict the interests of maintaining Ukraine’s security,” according to a Ukrainian security service letter published on Apostrophe and first reported by The Guardian.
While the Ukrainian security letter does not mention specific infractions that led to the ban, Seagal’s close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin are assumed to have played a factor.
Seagal made headlines when he participated in a pro-Putin motorcycle rally in the Crimean peninsula, which was controversially annexed by Russia in 2014 after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a revolution.