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A pair of Hall of Fame boxers have set aside sports to take up arms to fight for the Ukrainian people against Russian aggression, according to reports.

As Russia continues its assault on Ukraine, Hall of Fame Boxers Vitali Klitschko and his brother Wladimir have announced that they aren’t going to sit by doing nothing in the face of Russia’s attacks.

Vitali is also currently the mayor of Kyiv and he said that he intends to fight on the frontlines.

“I don’t have another choice, I have to do that. I’ll be fighting,” the 50-year-old mayor said, according to Reuters.

“I believe in Ukraine, I believe in my country and I believe in my people,” he added.

Wladimir also said he would fight for his country. The former champion and Olympic gold medalist joined Ukraine’s reserve forces.

“The Ukrainian people are strong. And it will remain true to itself in this terrible ordeal. A people longing for sovereignty and peace. A people who consider the Russian people their brothers,” he wrote on his social media.

“It knows that they basically do not want this war. The Ukrainian people have chosen democracy,” he said, adding, “But: Democracy is a fragile regime. Democracy cannot defend itself; it needs the will of the citizens, the commitment of everyone. Basically, there is no democracy without democrats.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.


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