For the next two weeks, on the streets of the Ukrainian capital, you can meet the world-famous militant hero Jean-Claude Van Damme (59 years old). The Hollywood star came to Kyiv to shoot a comedy series from Netflix called “The Last Mercenary”, where actor Alban Ivanov will be his partner on the set.
This was announced on the last day of July by the Minister of Culture Alexander Tkachenko and shared a picture from his office, where he and the actor depict boxing sparring.
Filming has already started and will last until autumn. Now the schedule until August 25 is known and the streets of Kyiv have been announced, which will be closed because of the filmmakers. For example, today, July 14, part of Konstantinovskaya Street in Podol was fenced off from morning to evening. Many onlookers and fans gathered, but there were also disgruntled passers-by who rushed to work and were forced to look for detours to get to the office.
Next time, Van Damme can be seen on Monday morning on Electrician Street, and in the afternoon under the South Bridge.
“Strana” found out that “Brussels muscle” (the actor’s nickname) came to Kyiv with his Ukrainian girlfriend Alena Kaverina (originally from Kryvyi Rih).
They arrived in Kyiv on the actor’s personal plane with his initials on board. As we learned, the couple stayed at the Fairmont Grand Hotel and chose a room with a view of the Dnieper.
A day in a room of this category costs about UAH 15,000 with breakfast for two. For two weeks, a tidy sum runs up, namely UAH 210,000 just for accommodation.
Jean-Claude has been with Alena for over 10 years. We met at a disco in Thailand and since then the Ukrainian woman has accompanied her lover around the world.
A simple girl from Kryvyi Rih even stamped his initials on her neck and put the photo of the tattoo on public display in social networks. Previously, Kaverina often shared pictures with Van Damme. Now, only candid selfies are left on her Instagram. For example, the other day she was showing off in linen on the hotel balcony overlooking the historic center of Kyiv.
Note that the movie star is still officially married to bodybuilder Gladys Portugues (this is his fourth wife, moreover, they were together from 1987 to 1992, divorced, and then got married again in 1999). The couple has two adult children.