UNDER SIEGE: Steven Seagal Backs Putin on Crimea

Published on March 29, 2014

Steven Seagal has expressed his support for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his actions in Crimea.

The action movie star called Putin “one of the great living world leaders” in a lengthy interview with Russia’s state-run newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta from the set of a film he is shooting in Romania.

In comments first noted by The Moscow Times, the country’s leading English-language newspaper, Seagal said Putin’s “desire to protect the Russian-speaking people of Crimea, his assets, and the Russian Black Sea military base in Sevastopol … is very reasonable.”

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