The Klitschko brothers remind Piers Morgan of images of death and destruction in Ukraine
Ukrainian boxing legends Wladimir Klitschko and Vitali Klitschko have described witnessing unthinkable images of death and destruction in their war-torn country in a new interview with Piers Morgan.
The brothers, both former world heavyweight champions who enlisted in the Ukrainian army to defend the country against Russia, said the images they see while on patrol are ‘horrific’, according to a excerpt from the interview aired Tuesday on “Piers Morgan Uncensored.”
“Yesterday we could hear the sound of artillery explosions, see death, see destruction. See buildings – residential buildings – on fire,” said Olympic gold medalist Wladimir Klitschko. “Civilians, children, adolescents, tortured, dead. I can tell you that these images are horrible.
He said he also came across cars with bodies inside flattened by Russian tanks.
« The simplest thing you can do – die for [your] country,” Wladimir Klitschko said. “You know what is the most complicated? Live for your country. It means to fight.
His brother, Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, described a tragic outcome of the war when he met a young boy crying for his parents shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine.
« A woman came up to me and, not so loudly, said, ‘Sorry, that kid doesn’t know he’s alone,' » he said. « His parents [had been] kill. »
The local mayor, however, warned that the war would not only affect Ukrainians.
Thinking that the war will not affect people outside the country is the « biggest mistake », he said.
“This war can affect everyone in Europe,” said Vitali Klitschko.
Piers Morgan has been reporting and broadcasting from Ukraine all week to shed light on the devastation the country has suffered since Russia invaded five months ago.
He also interviewed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska during Dispatch Week. In a teaser for the interview, the lead couple said the war and its challenges had made their marriage stronger.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, at least 5,237 Ukrainian civilians – including hundreds of children – have been killed and 7,035 others have been injured by Russian troops, according to the latest UN tally Monday. .
Most civilian casualties were caused by shelling, rockets, missiles and airstrikes.