A file picture taken on May 20, 2010 in Cannes shows French actor Gerard Depardieu attending a TV show. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE
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Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service said Wednesday, apparently for making comments that suggested he supported Russia's annexation of Crimea last year.Government spokeswoman Olena Hitlyanska said the 66-year-old, known for films such as Cyrano de Bergerac and Green Card, had been on a blacklist of public figures deemed to be unsympathetic towards Ukraine's in its conflict with Russia.She did not cite any specific comments from Depardieu.
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