Depardieu: ‘Persona non grata’ in Ukraine
French actor Gerard Depardieu who was earlier granted Russian citizenship was put on a no-entry list by the Ukrainian authorities, according to Ukraine’s TSN news agency citing Ouest-France.
"The Ministy of Culture of Ukraine believes that the actor is a threat to national security,” according to the French publication.
The full “black list” is reported to be published officially on August 03. Beside Depardieu, some other high profile figures of the entertainment industry will be prohibited from entering Ukraine, with Serbian film director Emir Kusturica, US directors Steven Seagal and Oliver Stone, as well as some representatives of the Russian movie industry among them.
A vocal supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Gerard Depardieu obtained Russian citizenship in early 2013.