Steven Seagal Performs At Crimea Concert For Pro-Russia Separatists

Steven Seagal Performs At Crimea Concert For Pro-Russia Separatists
(Sevastopol, Crimea) -- Steven Seagal is singing the blues with pro-Russia comrades in the midst of the battle over Crimea. The Hollywood action star was in the Crimean peninsula this weekend performing with his blues band at a biker's show in the city of Sevastopol. According to the UK's "Guardian," Seagal's stage set included the flag of the DNR pro-Russian separatists who have been fighting to break away from the Ukraine. The "Under Siege" star has come under fire for supporting the separatist movement. He was even removed from the Estonian blues festival earlier this summer for his views.

Even with the United States and European Union imposing sanctions against Russia for its takeover of Crimea in March, Seagal says he considers Russian President Vladimir Putin "a friend" and "a brother." The actor even sported a Putin T-Shirt given him to the organizer of Saturday's concert.