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Steven Segal appointed Putin's humanitarian envoy

Steven Segal appointed Putin's humanitarian envoy

In the interview, Seagal also praised Putin as "a great world leader" and a "brilliant tactician".

Russia appointed actor Steven Seagal as a "special representative" on US-Russian humanitarian ties, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in statement on its official Facebook page Saturday.

The U.S. and Russian Federation have a weirdly erratic relationship right now.

Shortly after the presentation, however, relations between the two countries took a turn for the worse as USA intelligence agencies began accusing Moscow of interfering with the election of now-U.S. president Donald Trump.

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Huchler said the girl was approached earlier by two individuals as her tour group visited the World Trade Center in NY . She was initially said to be in her 40s, however authorities later described her as being in her 50s.

The Russian foreign ministry likened Seagal's new role to that of United Nations goodwill ambassadors, prominent individuals who volunteer to highlight important areas of the U.N.'s work.

In November 2016, the Kremlin announced that Seagal had received Russian citizenship.

Trump has drawn criticism for his reluctance at times to speak out against Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin, particularly on the issue of election interference.

"It's a case when people's diplomacy meets with traditional diplomacy", the ministry added.

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Trump campaign officials sat down in June 2016 with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who promised dirt campaign rival Hillary Clinton . Trump Jr. has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he couldn't remember if he told his father about the meeting.

Seagal has been closely connected to Putin over the past few years, even attending the Russian president's swearing-in ceremony after this year's Russian election earlier this year.

The 66-year-old action star, who appeared in more than 60 movies, including "Above the Law" and 'Under Siege, ' said that he was "sincerely grateful" to the Russian Foreign Ministry for the opportunity.

"I've always had a very strong desire to do all I can to help improve Russian-American relations", RT quoted Seagal.

In response to the notably unpaid engagement, Seagal said he was "deeply humbled and honoured" on Twitter. President Vladimir Putin and Seagal are close friends, which is more than likely why this new position was given.

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Maxwell testified that some of the Manafort invoices shown to him from prosecutors appeared to be have been forged. Washkuhn also said profit and loss statements Manafort submitted to obtain bank loans contained false information.

Ukraine banned Seagal from entering the country, citing national security concerns.


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