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Klitschko brothers have information for Russia, Vladimir Putin: ‘We are not heading to surrender’


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Vitali Klitschko, the Kyiv mayor and previous heavyweight boxing champion, informed Reuters Thursday that Ukrainians will keep on to protect their homeland from Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian invaders.

Klitschko was joined by brother Wladimir through a Skype job interview with the outlet.

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Vitali Klitschko, Kyiv Mayor and former heavyweight champion, right, and his brother Wladimir Klitschko, a Ukrainian former professional boxer look at a smartphone in City Hall in Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 27, 2022.

Vitali Klitschko, Kyiv Mayor and previous heavyweight winner, correct, and his brother Wladimir Klitschko, a Ukrainian former expert boxer appear at a smartphone in City Corridor in Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 27, 2022.
(WHD Photograph/Efrem Lukatsky)

“Countless numbers, presently tens of countless numbers, are killed in this war from Ukraine. And this variety will however only expand,” Vitali Klitschko reported while talking from a shelter he is performing from in Kyiv.

“We are not heading to surrender. We have nowhere to retreat.”

Klitschko stated only about fifty percent of Kyiv’s populace remains, and authorities aided lots of orphans leave for Poland and Germany.

“The situation is tense, individuals are fearful,” Klitschko said. “The metropolis demands peace and tranquil skies … Kyiv inhabitants have been in their basements nonstop for a week now mainly because of air raid alarm likely off all the time.”

Vitali Klitschko, Kyiv Mayor and former heavyweight champion, gestures while speaking during his interview with the  in his office in City Hall in Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 27, 2022. 

Vitali Klitschko, Kyiv Mayor and former heavyweight champion, gestures whilst talking in the course of his job interview with the in his place of work in Metropolis Corridor in Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 27, 2022. 
(WHD Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Klitschko acknowledged that Russia was making an attempt to seize Kyiv, and he referred to as on Russians to challenge Putin.

“You are an instrument at the palms of one male with just one ambition – to resurrect the Soviet Union … For ambitions of one man, we are spending a very higher price tag,” Klitschko added.

Wladimir Klitschko included that there is “no motive to attack Ukraine.”

Former Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko (right) greets a staff member after he registered as a volunteer during a visit to a recruitment center in Kyiv Feb. 2, 2022.

Former Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko (proper) greets a staff members member following he registered as a volunteer for the duration of a pay a visit to to a recruitment center in Kyiv Feb. 2, 2022.
(Genya Savilov/AFP via Getty Photographs)

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“It truly is comprehensive madness … What is taking place is terror. It truly is happening in 2022. It truly is a thing one’s thoughts will not comprehend,” Wladimir claimed. “You never know if you happen to be heading to make it as a result of the working day tomorrow. Those evenings, hearing explosions all night long and taking pictures in the avenue, that does make you feel fearful.

“We are genuinely counting several hours here. We have no time. We need to have to act now, we will need to end this madness. All the revenue that Russia is getting is remaining used to buy lethal weapons that are killing Ukrainians.”

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