The security service of Ukraine has made French actor Gerard Depardieu in the list of persona non grata in Ukraine for a period of 5 years, said the Ukrainian media.
"23 July 2015 in respect of a citizen of France and Russia g?rard Depardieu adopted a resolution banning him from entering Ukraine for a period of 5 years in the interests of ensuring the security of our country. At the moment the materials are processed by the State border service ", – reported in the answer of the Ministry at the request of the Ukrainian edition of " Apostrophe ".
recall, July 22 French Actor Gerard Depardieu, known for his sympathy for Russia, included in the so-called black list of the Ministry of culture of Ukraine with a ban on the mention of his name in the media and hire of films with his participation. The cause of entering g?rard Depardieu in the black list, which Ukraine considers a threat to its national security, was his phrase: "I love Russian Federation and Ukraine, which is a part of it ". In may the media referring to the head of the Department of arts and international relations of the Ministry of culture proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Natalia Kamanina published the data about the fact that Gerard Depardieu will arrive in the DNI to free to speak to the locals. Then the news was refuted. At the same time, Depardieu said he was ready to die for the Russian Federation and does not want to die in modern France. And on may 22 Depardieu during the presentation of the film "Valley of love" in Cannes said the Ukrainian crisis and said that the very likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In early January 2013, he received from the President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin of the Russian passport for a significant contribution to the development of Russian culture and cinema. In February of the same year he received a permanent record in the capital of Mordovia Saransk.