Boxing legends Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko vow to fight for Ukraine during Russian invasion… as former heavyweight champions call for an end to ‘senseless war’
- Vitali Klitschko promised to fight for Ukraine together with his brother Wladimir
- Both are former heavyweight champions, and Vitaly is now the mayor of Kiev.
- The brothers released an emotional message calling for an end to the “senseless war”.
Legendary boxers and brothers Vitaliy and Wladimir Klitschko have vowed to fight for Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion.
The former heavyweight champions and Vitaly is now the mayor of Kiev sent out an emotional appeal to end the “senseless war” as their country continues to be attacked by Vladimir Putin.
As the mayor of the capital of Ukraine, Vitaliy declared a state of emergency in the Ukrainian capital, which is now under martial law.
Brothers Vitaliy and Wladimir Klitschko sent an emotional request to stop the “senseless war”
Vitali Klitschko became mayor of Kiev after a successful heavyweight boxing career.
On Thursday, the couple posted a joint video message in Russian, Ukrainian and English.
In the video, Wladimir Klitschko said: “I call on all international partners to watch this tragedy that is happening today in Ukraine.
– And this senseless war in which there will be no winners, but only losers.
“I just want to tell you that we must remain united against this aggression, against Russian aggression.
“Don’t let this continue in Ukraine, don’t let this happen in Europe and eventually the world.
“Together we are strong, support Ukraine, thank you.”
Vitali Klitschko became mayor in 2014, as well as the head of the Kyiv City State Administration.
Amid the ongoing invasion, the Ukrainian border agency has banned men between the ages of 18 and 60 from leaving the country. The agency reports that the measure is aimed at “ensuring the defense of Ukraine and organizing timely mobilization.”
The temporary ban will remain in place for the duration of the martial law declared on Thursday morning.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has just signed a decree on general mobilization. All Ukrainians who can bear arms are called upon to defend their homeland.
According to the decree, which must be valid for 90 days, conscripts and reservists are also called up in the country.
Vitali Klitschko became mayor in 2014, as well as head of the Kiev City State Administration.
His brother Volodymyr signed up for Ukraine’s reserve army in Kiev earlier this month as the country prepared for an attack.