Sunday, April 10, the American actor, Steven Seagal, celebrated his 70th birthday. For the occasion, he was invited to a party organized in his honor in a restaurant in Moscow. It was on Twitter that a video of the event leaked, according to Mirror. In this video, Russian state TV host Vladimir Soleviev and Russian journalist Margarita Simonyan can be seen among the guests. Note that these two figures are both on the EU sanctions list following the invasion of Russia in Ukraine, according to Times.

Recall that Steven Seagal had already called President Vladimir Putin “one of the greatest leaders in the world, if not the greatest, alive today”, according to the media. During this party, he had described everyone present in the room as “my family and my friends”. “I love you all and we stand together, against all odds,” confirmed the actor.

Steven Seagal sees Ukraine and Russia as one family

Note that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is entering its sixth week. Steven Seagal, 70, received his Russian passport from Vladimir Putin in person in 2016. This comes after he expressed support for the annexation of Crimea in 2014, according to Mirror. The Hollywood actor was notably named “Russia’s special envoy to the United States” in 2018.

According to Mirror, Steven Seagal and Vladimir Poutine would have become friends thanks to their love for the martial arts. In addition, last February, the actor made a statement to Fox News about the possibility of propaganda from an outside entity opposing Russia and Ukraine. The actor also pointed out that he considers the two countries to be one family. “Most of us have friends and family in Russia and Ukraine,” he said. “I consider the two countries as one family and I truly believe that this is an outside entity that spends huge amounts of money on propaganda to provoke the two countries into opposing each other. ‘other,’ he added. “My prayers are that both countries come to a positive and peaceful resolution where we can live and prosper together in peace,” the actor concludes.

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