26 February, 2022

Oleksandr Usyk appealed to Vladimir Putin

Ukrainian WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to start negotiations.

“I want to appeal to the Russian people. If we consider each other Orthodox brothers, don’t let your soldiers, your children go to our country, don’t fight with us. I also want to address the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. You can stop this war. Do not put any conditions on us, just sit down with us at the negotiating table,” Usyk said in a video message on his Instagram page.

“Just talk, everything should stop. Our children, our mothers, our grandmothers, our people are hiding in basements. We are in our own country; we cannot do otherwise. We are defending ourselves. Stop it. Stop this war.”

Recall that at present there are military operations in Ukraine with the participation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.