Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, former boxer turned politician, decided not to run for president of Ukraine and will support billionaire Petro Poroshenko. Instead, Klitschko will run for mayor of Kiev. He announced his decision at the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) convention on Saturday. Show More Summary
Vitali Klitschko, the retired world heavyweight boxing champion who has long harbored ambitions to become president of his native Ukraine, gave up those ambitions Saturday when Klitschko announced that he will not be a candidate in the May election after all. A dominant heavyweight who captured a version of the world championship three times and...
Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko spoke at a convention in Kiev on Saturday to announce he will not run for president in May. The former boxer will instead run for mayor of Kiev. (Credit: Getty Images/AFP/Anatoliy Stepanov) Former...Show More Summary
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ex-world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, considered a strong contender to become Ukraine's next leader, upended the country's presidential race Saturday by announcing he will throw his support instead behind a billionaire candy maker.
Former world champion boxer-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko bowed out of the race for Ukrainian president on Saturday, throwing his weight behind billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko, known as the “Chocolate King” for owning theShow More Summary
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian ex-world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko announced Saturday he will not run for president and will instead throw his support behind billionaire businessman Petro Poroshenko. Klitschko told a congress of his UDAR party Saturday that he plans to run for mayor of the capital city, Kiev. His endorsement will prove a…
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
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