Steven Seagal Heads the List of 500 Foreign Artists to Be Blacklisted by Ukraine
Famous actor Gerard Depardieu and 566 other actors, musicians and performers have been put on Ukraine’s list of “personae non gratae”, Ukraine’s Culture Ministry said on Wednesday.
According to the culture ministry, the people on the list present a threat to Ukraine’s national security. The list has been sent to Ukraine’s Security Service, National Security and Defense Council and National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting, the ministry’s press service confirmed adding that it was compiled by activists who demanded “to ban these people on Ukraine’s television and radio.”
A source in the Ukrainian government earlier told TASS that among “personae non gratae” are also Serbian singer and composer Goran Bregovic and US actor Steven Seagal.