London — Former F1 masterpiece Bernie Ecclestone was accused Thursday after 91-year-old Russian President Vladimir Putin accused him of "taking a bullet" as a "first-class figure" in a television interview.
Briton, who is no longer involved in Formula One, may have been able to end Russia's invasion by talking to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with Putin at ITV's Good Morning Britain. Said not.
In his statement, Formula One "is his personal view, in stark contrast to the position of modern values in our sport. That's it. "
Ecclestone has a warm relationship with Putin and established the currently canceled Russian Grand Prix.
"He is a top-notch person, and what he is doing is what he believes is the right thing he was doing for Russia," controversial. Ecclestone, who has a history of remarks, said.
"Unfortunately, he seems to be a lot of businessmen. Certainly, like me, we sometimes make mistakes. When we make mistakes, we do our best to get out of it. Must be. "
Ecclestone said Zelenskiy was a former comedian.
"He wants to continue his profession," he said.
"If he was thinking about things, he was definitely a wise man, Mr Putin who could have listened to him and probably did something. I think I would have made enough effort to talk about it. "(Report by Alan Baldwin, edited by Alison Williams)