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Protest leader Vitali Klitschko claims victory in Kiev mayoral election

Ukraine’s burly boxing hero and strident protest leader Vitali Klitschko claimed victory Sunday in Kiev mayoral vote that cements his role as a statesman for the country’s post-Soviet generation. “All change will begin in Kiev,” the former heavyweight champion declared after exit polls gave him 57 percent of the capital…

Ukraine’s boxer-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko calls for ‘national mobilization’

Ukraine's boxer turned politician Vitali Klitschko on Saturday urged parliament to mobilise the army, after Russia's upper house approved the use of troops on Ukrainian territory. "Parliament must ask the army's commander-in-chief to declare national……

As Kiev protests turn deadly, boxing champ turned politician Vitali Klitschko vows ‘attack’

Ukrainian opposition leaders issued President Viktor Yanukovich with an ultimatum on Wednesday, threatening to launch an offensive if he does not dismiss the government, call early elections, and repeal legislation limiting acts of protest. The demand came after three of the opposition’s main leaders met with the president for direct…

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