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Legendary boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko vow to fight for Ukraine amidst Russia invasion

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Legendary boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko vow to fight for Ukraine amidst Russia invasion… and call for an end to ‘senseless war’

  • Vitali Klitschko has vowed to fight for Ukraine alongside brother Wladimir 
  • Both are former heavyweight champions with Vitali now the mayor of Kiev 
  • The brothers posted an emotional message calling for an end to ‘senseless war’


Legendary boxers and brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have vowed to fight for Ukraine amidst the ongoing Russian invasion.

The former heavyweight champions, with Vitali now the mayor of Kiev, have sent out an emotional plea to end the ‘senseless war’ as their country continues to be attacked by Vladimir Putin.

As mayor of the Ukraine capital, Vitali has declared an emergency for the Ukrainian capital, which is now under martial law. 

Brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have sent an emotional plea to end the'senseless war'

Brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko have sent an emotional plea to end the ‘senseless war’

Vitali Klitschko is now the mayor of Kiev after his successful heavyweight boxing career

Vitali Klitschko is now the mayor of Kiev after his successful heavyweight boxing career

The pair released a joint video message in Russian, Ukrainian and English on Thursday.

In the video, Wladimir Klitschko said:  ‘I’m calling to all international partners to observe this tragedy that is happening nowadays in Ukraine.

‘And this senseless war that is not going to have any winners, but losers.

‘I just want to tell you we must stay united against this aggression, against Russian aggression.

‘Don’t let it continue happening in Ukraine, don’t let it happen in Europe and eventually in the world.

‘United we are strong, support Ukraine, thank you.’

Vitali Klitschko became mayor in 2014, as well as head of the Kyiv City State Administration

Vitali Klitschko became mayor in 2014, as well as head of the Kyiv City State Administration

Amidst the ongoing invasion, the Ukrainian border agency have banned men between age of 18 and 60 leaving the country 

Vitali Klitschko became mayor in 2014, as well as head of the Kyiv City State Administration.

His brother Wladimir enlisted in Ukraine’s reserve army in Kyiv earlier this month as the country braced for an attack. 

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