Alexander Ovechkin on the war: It’s a hard situation right now for both sides

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Alexander Ovechkin on the war: It’s a hard situation right now for both sides

Alexander Ovechkin is probably one of the most famous hockey stars. A man who marked his career with incredible numbers and statistics decided to speak out about the war in Ukraine. What is interesting is his statement regarding Vladimir Putin in 2017 “I have never hidden my attitude towards our president, always supporting him,” Ovechkin wrote in 2017.

“I am confident that there are many of us, supporting Vladimir Putin. So let’s unite and show everyone a united and strong Russia!” "He respects me as an athlete, and he respects all the athletes who represent the country," Ovechkin said "It doesn't matter where you play, in Russia or outside Russia.

If you represent country in Olympic Games, world championship or it doesn't matter which tournament, he always [has a] good relationship with us." Alexander has now spoken about the situation in Ukraine, and it seems that he does not want to be direct, but wants to distance himself from politics “But how I said, I am not in politics.

I am an athlete and you know, how I said, I hope everything is going to be done soon. It’s a hard situation right now for both side and everything. Everything, I hope, is going to end. I’m not in control of the situation.

“Please, no more war”. - he said, as quoted by globalnews

Ovechkin on war

Ovechkin wants the war to end just like everyone else, but it seems that Russian policy does not intend the same, and that the war could last.

We hope that things will be resolved as soon as possible "I have family back in Russia. It's scary moments. We can't do anything. We just hope it's going to end soon and everyone's going to be all right," he said. "I pay attention to what's happening out there.

I don't want to see nobody get hurt or get killed. I hope it's going to be over and we're going to live in a good world."