Brigitte Bardot has (lastly) modified her thoughts about Putin | EUROtoday

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Iit took a battle on the gates of Europe to make her change her thoughts… Brigitte Bardot can now not see Vladimir Putin in portray, that's what she declared within the columns of Nice morning. “This war is barbaric,” believes the sixties star. President Zelensky has nice braveness and Putin is disappointing. He has a satanic aspect that I didn’t suspect,” says the girl who has by no means hidden her sympathy and admiration for the grasp of the Kremlin. “We must put an end to this need to always want more, whether it is money, with capitalism, or in his case territories. It’s destructive,” she judges.

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We are removed from the high-sounding declarations of 11 years in the past, when Bardot praised Putin, even threatening to take Russian nationality, within the wake of Gérard Depardieu. At the time, the eagerness for the animal trigger was in the midst of a standoff with the French authorities to avoid wasting the 2 elephants Baby and Nepal, threatened with euthanasia – that they had lastly been recovered by Stéphanie of Monaco.

Very indignant with François Hollande, Bardot introduced “bequeathing her status as an icon to Russia”. And saluted the determine of Putin: “I find a lot of humanity in him,” she judged in Nice morning. Every time I ask him for one thing, he normally grants it. He has completed extra for animal safety than all our successive presidents… And then over there, they don’t have Eid-el-Kébir…”

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The star notably appreciated seeing him ban the searching of child seals lower than a 12 months previous on his territory after which the commerce in skins from Greenland. And too dangerous for her excesses of authoritarianism… “To hold a country like Russia, you don’t need a yes-man,” she judged in Nice morning in 2012. A president is sort of a father! Oh no, as a result of in the present day, they're going off on a little bit of a whim… So, let's say, extra like a schoolmaster of yesteryear. He is somebody who should govern a nation. It's not nothing. You must have it! »

But the invasion of Ukraine modified the scenario: the sound of the cannons and the 1000’s of civilian casualties lastly opened his eyes. Better late than by no means… It have to be mentioned that her place was turning into untenable: Gérard Depardieu, a buddy and supporter of Putin like her, distanced himself two years in the past by denouncing the “crazy, unacceptable excesses” of the grasp of the Kremlin. Without forgetting Alain Delon, a terrific buddy of Bardot who took a place with out reservation for the Ukrainian folks and their president Volodymyr Zelensky. “I would be 50 years younger, I joined the Ukrainian army,” he confided in an interview. Enough to shake the convictions of the Saint-Tropez icon…