Former Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said he would “take a bullet” for Russian President Vladimir Putin, describing him as “a first-class person”.
Ecclestone was asked on ITV’s Good Morning Britain if he still considers Putin a friend and he replied: “I’d still take a bullet for him. I’d rather it didn’t hurt, but if it did I’d still always take a bullet because he is a first-class person.
“What he’s doing is something he believed was the right thing to do for Russia.
“Unfortunately, like many business people, especially like me, we make mistakes from time to time. If you made the mistake, you have to do your best to get it out.”
“I think if it was done well, I mean the other person in Ukraine, I mean, his profession, I get it, he used to be a comedian.
“I think he seems like he wants to continue that profession because I think if he had thought about things he would certainly have made enough effort to talk to Mr Putin who is a sensible person and would have listened to him.” and probably could have done something about it.”