UKRAINE: Images of Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv, in battle and loading a machine gun to protect his country from the Russian invasion have gone viral.
Boxinginsider.com posted images of Vitali Klitschko holding a machine gun on social media late Friday night, captioning them, “Vitali Klitschko Shown Fully Engaged In Military Defense Of Ukraine.”
According to the reports, Vitali Klitschko has stated that he will protect his country against the ongoing Russian military attacks.
On Thursday, the first day of the Russian invasion, Vitali Klitschko and his brother Wladimir appealed to the international community for assistance in the face of Russian hostility in a video posted by talkSPORT.com’s online boxing editor, Michael Benson.
“Wladimir Klitschko and Vitali Klitschko launched a joint video appeal after Vladimir Putin launched a Russian invasion of Ukraine,” Benson wrote on Twitter.
Vitali stated in the video, “I am calling on all international partners to pay attention to the tragedy that is currently unfolding in Ukraine, as well as the senseless war that will result in only losers. I want to emphasize the significance of remaining united in the face of Russian aggression. Don’t let it happen in Ukraine, Europe, or, eventually, the rest of the world. We are stronger together.”
“Former Boxing World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko said he will fight for Ukraine alongside his brother and fellow Hall of Famer Wladimir Klitschko,” boxinginsider.com added.
According to the report, Vitali, 50, was elected mayor of Kyiv in 2014. He has earned a stature for being as fearless in politics as he was in the ring since retiring from boxing in 2013. However, the man is now facing the most public challenge of his life, as well as Europe’s most direct military challenge since World War II.
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