The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has added a prominent Russian actor to a wanted list for firing a machine gun towards Ukrainian armed forces in eastern Ukraine in October.
The ministry's website said on January 27 that Mikhail Porechenkov is suspected of terrorism or threat to implement a terrorist act and is avoiding Ukrainian investigators.
The ministry said an arrest warrant has been issued for Porechenkov.
In October, Porechenkov was filmed standing with pro-Russian separatists and firing a machine gun near the Donetsk airport while wearing patches that identified him as a member of the press.
On October 31, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry filed criminal charges against Porechenkov after the footage went viral on the Internet.
Porechenkov said it was a staged scene, that he was firing blanks, and that the only bullet-resistant vest and helmet he could find were labelled "press."
Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax