American actor, Steven Seagal was pictured visiting a prison camp in Olenivka, Ukraine, a Russian-controlled jail that housed hundreds of Ukrainian prisoners.
Seagal a close pal of the Russian president is seen speaking to Ukrainian prisoners through metal bars. He was also pictured inside the wrecked prison, sitting down on a bench examining some shrapnel.
In 2017, the Ukrainian government banned the Nollywood Actor from entering the country for five years after President Putin gave him citizenship and personally handed him his Russian passport in 2016 after he showed support for Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
Seagal is known as an astute supporter of Putin, and has served Russia’s foreign ministry as ‘special representative’ since 2018 and is a citizen of Russia, the US and Serbia.
He has also praised Putin for being ‘one of the greatest world leaders, if not the greatest world leader, alive today.’
In February 2022, Seagal told Fox News ‘most of us have friends and family in Russia and Ukraine.’