‘I can’t stand still’ – Boxing icon Wladimir Klitschko signs up for Ukraine’s reserve army amid Russia invasion fears


Former heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has enlisted in Ukraine’s reserve army saying that love for his country compelled him to defend it.


Klitschko, who is the longest reigning heavyweight champion in history, and dominated the boxing scene with his brother Vitali for over a decade, joined the reserve army on Wednesday, February 2.


Ukraine has been preparing for a possible military attack after Russia assembled hundred thousand of troops near Ukraine’s borders in recent weeks, though Moscow says it has no plans to invade.

Both Wladimir and his brother Vitali Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv, were present during the opening of a Territorial Defence Forces recruitment centre in the capital on Wednesday.


“One district from here, my little girl is going to school. The school is currently closed because the ambassadors have sent the families home,” Wladimir Klitschko said, referring to a partial drawdown by some embassies.

“It is the love, the love for my city, my…

Source: Linda Ikeji