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'Ready to defend my country' Klitschko warns Putin and vows to fight on Ukraine frontline


Vitali Klitschko sent a warning shot to Vladimir Putin and told the Russian dictator that he would be prepared to join Ukrainian soldiers on the frontline to defend the independence of Ukraine.


Mr Klitschko, who has been mayor of Kyiv since 2014, also urged the UK and other western allies to send over advanced weapons so the country could fight back against Russian military aggression.


Speaking to Channel 4 News, journalist Matt Frei spoke with the Ukrainian politician about the Russian military on the country's border and wanted to know what Mr Klitschko would personally do in the case of an invasion.


Vitali Klitschko asked Western allies to send more weapons to Ukraine to fight back Russia (Image: Channel 4)"Civil defence also has to be prepared.


NATO’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, told reporters at a press conference that were was "a real risk for a new armed conflict in Europe" following the conclusion of talks this week.


The Russian deputy defence minister, Alexander Fomin, reportedly said that relations with NATO were at a “critically low level” after little progress was made during the talks.






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