Kiev's Mayor Vitali Klitschko and his brother hope that the Ukraine war will not be forgotten by the Germans. Together they demand modern weapons. In this way, the Ukrainians would not only defend themselves - Putin's interest does not end at the border with Poland.
The Klitschko brothers warn that the Ukraine war is directly affecting all of Europe and thus also the Germans. "If the Russians continue marching, it will be extremely dangerous for every European," emphasized Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko in an interview with the "Bild" newspaper. "If someone in Germany thinks war is far away, that's not true, it can affect anyone in the EU." His brother Wladimir Klitschko said the war "will knock on the door of the Europeans and the Germans as well".
"Germany is probably getting tired of the questions from Ukraine for more and more help," said the former world boxing champion. "But as long as this war is going on, there has to be this support - humanitarian, military and every other." Vitali Klitschko assumes that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not only continue to attack the Ukrainian capital. His interest does not end in Kyiv and on the border with Poland. "I am firmly convinced that Putin will go as far as we allow him to," said Klitschko. "And Germany must not forget: part of Germany was part of the Soviet empire."
The mayor demanded modern weapons for his country. "We need tough support sanctions and weapons from the three leaders of the most important countries - as soon as possible," said Vitali Klitschko, referring to the apparently planned visit of Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi. "We need support. We need ammunition, we need modern weapons," emphasized Klitschko. His brother said: "If we fall, you will fall too. We are connected. Peace, democracy: this beautiful world is being destroyed here in Ukraine."
Wladimir Klitschko has high expectations of Scholz's visit: "I think you can understand the situation better when you've seen cities like Butscha with your own eyes," he explained. "When the three heads of state see the situation with their own eyes and talk to the people, they also understand emotionally how important it is to support us. With everything - with weapons, with money, with humanitarian aid." His brother Vitali Klitschko added: "We also defend everyone in the European Union. The Europeans have to understand that."