17:34 Apr. 29, 2016
Kyiv mayor was invited to the meeting by the university's debating society
The Kremlin is trying to resurrect the Russian Empire at all costs. And Ukraine is standing in its way. This is according to the mayor of Kyiv and a former professional boxer Vitali Klitschko. He paid a visit to the United Kingdom to meet with the students of the University of Oxford.
The Ukrainian official discussed his sports and political career. One of the questions the students asked him was about the Russian military intervention in Donbas.
"Russia's aggression in eastern Ukraine, what they did to Crimea, it shows us that they still have their imperial ambitions. And Ukraine is doing its best to oppose them," Klitschko told the students.
The mayor added Ukraine is taking huge losses in the conflict with Russia. "We are losing our best sons in this war. All because we want to be a part of the European family," he stated.
In March, Vitali Klitschko held a meeting with the British lawmakers. The officials discussed the situation in Ukraine and the political and economic reforms the country must implement in order to become a member of the European Union.