Spanish Journalist c?sar Vidal, enabled by the Ukrainian authorities in the sanctions list, said that he had not thought that will be "within the cast" with Gerard Depardieu and Steven Seagal.
"I never thought that I would get the cast together with Steven Seagal and even less with Gerard Depardieu. Unusually, " he suggested c?sar Vidal on his page in Facebook.
The journalist emphasized that from the very beginning in the "black list" he was together with 2 media workers who went missing in July in the Syrian Arab Republic. According to his statement, " a nationalist, a chocolate factory owner who rules in Ukraine ", decided to include 3 of correspondents in the list of bandits against Ukraine, which the Journalist called the " artificial state ".
"mentioned in the" black list ", in which about 400 people from around the world, a large number of artists, intellectuals or journalists. Plus, there is one of my favorite Directors - brilliant Nikita Mikhalkov, the Oscar winner for outstanding " Burnt by the sun ". Honestly, that has the ability to be higher than to be in the same cast member that Depardieu and Segal, due to the form of the filmmaker Mikhalkov?", - written by a writer.
Ukraine on Wednesday launched a year of punishment relative to 388 individuals and 105 legal entities, among them citizens of 23 countries, and among them a number of Russian and Western journalists. On Thursday, the Ukrainian side has made adjustments to the list, excluding a number of correspondents, among them 2 of the Spaniards Manuel ?ngel Sastre (El Pais, El Confidencial, Quatro) and Antonio Pampliega (El Pais, El Confidencial, Quatro). Both journalists in mid-July were missing in the Syrian Arab Republic. It is planned that they were captured by militants of the " Islamic country ".
However, the list remains c?sar Vidal (La Razon) and 7 Spanish Residents. Justifying his decision to leave in the list of c?sar Vidal, Ukrainian authorities said that " the Spanish citizen c?sar Vidal has acted as an observer at the illegal referendum and made statements about the artificial nature of Ukraine as a country." So, according to them, he argued that Ukraine is an artificial state that is used " as a weapon to threaten the Kremlin." Vidal denied entry to the site of Ukraine.
The Ministry of culture of Ukraine in the last month of summer released the "black list" of cultural figures from Russia, which, in the opinion of the Ukrainian authorities, "create a danger to state security" of the State. The list included: Oleg Gazmanov, Joseph Kobzon, Iosif Prigozhin, Ivan Okhlobystin, Nikolai Rastorguev, Mikhail Porechenkov, Mikhail Boyarsky, Grigory Leps, Sergei Bezrukov, Gerard Depardieu. The list also includes Vladimir Kucherenko, Yegor Kholmogorov, Mikhail Khazin, and Valeria perfilova. In late summer, the list was expanded by adding, for example, included Actor and Director Nikita Mikhalkov.