Mikhail Gorbachev,  the last leader of the Soviet Union, has been barred from visiting Ukraine for the next five years.

The Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU announced this as a reaction to Gorbachev's public condoning of the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea.

Gorbachev, has repeatedly commended the 2014 annexation of the peninsula, which houses a large Russian naval base, but in a recent interview with London's Sunday Times newspaper, the 85-year-old Gorbachev said he supported the annexa...


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