Steven Seagal has been banned from Ukraine for five years, the Guardian reported Saturday.
Seagal, 65, known for movies such as “Under Siege” and “Hard to Kill,” has been deemed a threat by the Ukranian security service, the agency said in a letter to the Web site Apostrophe.
The service’s press secretary later confirmed the ban.
The agency did not specify the reasons for the ban, but Seagal is a friend to Russia President Vladimir Putin.
In November, Putin granted Seagal Russian citizenship during a ceremony at which Seagal was presented with a passport.