The heavyweight boxing champion turned pro-democracy activist Vitali Klitschko has announced this morning that he has decided against contesting the Ukrainian presidential elections in May. Klitschko's announcement comes days after a...Show More Summary
For the past decade, heavyweight boxing has been dominated by a pair of Ukrainian brothers, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. Each was clearly better than every heavyweight except for the other, and both had promised that Klitschko v. Klitschko—the only heavyweight fight that really mattered—would never happen. Show More Summary
Pavlo Rizanenko, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament aligned with boxer turned politician Vitali Klitschko, has now raised the possibility of the opposition seeking nuclear weapons. Rizanenko claims nuclear weapons may be necessary due to threats to territorial integrity.
Vitali Klitschko thought he knew corruption from boxing. Wooed by Don King, the Klitschko brothers were wowed when they heard the fight promoter gracefully play parts of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” on his piano. King’s worldliness especially captivated Vitali, a PhD in sports science, whose interests even then wandered well beyond the ring. Show More Summary
What would happen if Ukranian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko and Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to settle this international crisis the old-fashioned way -- with their fists? Both Putin and Klitschko have impressive martial arts bonafides. Show More Summary
He later met leading politicians including former world heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko, who is set to run for president in May's election.
From our friends at Radio Bremen: Nuntii Latini Septimanales 28.2.2014 Vitali Klitschko, Vertreter der ukrainischen Opposition Victor Janukovich, postquam ei praesidentis munus a parlamento Ucrainae abrogatum est, in Russiam fugit. Quem comprehendi iussum est, quod ei crimini datur caedis auctorem fuisse. Show More Summary
Vitali Klitschko, the heavyweight boxing champ who gave it all up to play a leading role in the Ukraine protests, called on his country to resist any possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying that both the military and ordinary citizens must act to “save Ukraine as a state, and Ukranians as a free people.” A... Show More Summary
Party of opposition leader Vitali Klitschko says new cabinet to be announced in capital's Independence Square.
It is hardly surprising, given the drastically divided nation, that when Vitali Klitschko's pro-European political party ventured to Kerch - a city of the eastern edge of Ukraine in the Crimea region - things did not go entirely according to plan... Show More Summary
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych was voted out by parliament on Saturday, leaving protesters in the city of Kiev overjoyed. Vitali Klitschko represented the opposition as the European Union helped President Yanukovych and the protesting parties to reach a peace agreement on Friday. Show More Summary
Embattled President Viktor Yanukovych has left Kiev, opposition leader Vitali Klitschko said amid reports that the president has fled the country altogether.
From left, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Ukrainian opposition leaders, Vitali Klitschko, Oleg Tjagnibok, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski attend a signing ceremony of an agreement in Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. Show More Summary
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko, Oleh Tiahnybok signed a deal this morning to end the bloodshed that has taken over Kiev and the surrounding area this week. While they agreed...Show More Summary
The deal was signed in the presidential palace's Blue Hall in the presence of EU envoys by Yanukovych and and three top opposition leaders who included the charismatic boxer turned lawmaker Vitali Klitschko.
(John Hinderaker) Monday evening, two leaders of Ukraine’s opposition, Vitaly Klitschko and Arseniy Yatsenyuk, had a late-night meeting with President Viktor Yanukovych. Klitschko, who heads Ukraine’s “Punch” Party, emerged from theShow More Summary
As protests turned deadly violent Tuesday in Kiev, two of the Ukraine’s more vocal and visible leaders are men who became household names in the world of sports. Vitali Klitschko, the former boxing champion and the head of the pro-Western Udar opposition party in Ukraine, urged protesters to continue their actions while Sergei Bubka, the […]
Ukraine opposition leader Vitali Klitschko vowed that anti-government protesters will not back down from defending their camp in central Kiev even as 21 died Tuesday in clashes with heavily armed police, making yesterday the bloodiest day in the three-month old protest against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych. Show More Summary
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, after meeting with the country's beleaguered president, is warning that tempers are heating up and says the president must take action to resolve the country's political crisis.
Embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych offered top government positions to opposition leaders Arseniy Yatseniuk and Vitali Klitschko on Saturday in a deal meant to end unrest and resolve Ukraine's current political gridlock. Ukrainian...Show More Summary