Sean Penn and Ben Stiller Are Now Permanently Banned From Russia

Sean Penn and Ben Stiller will have to cancel all the trips

they were planning on making into Russia during ongoing war with Ukraine.

The two actors — who both publicly expressed their support for that country

are among 25 U.S citizens permanently banned from entering Russian

 as a result of President Putin's retaliation against Western nationors

 imposing sanctions over his actions in Eastern Europe

Penn, who shot a documentary in Ukraine about the invasion

Per Variety, Russia announced on Monday that its “stop list”

Penn and Stiller join several government officials

Russia has categorized the banned individuals as “high-ranking officials