Younger Klychko Recognizes Yushchenko to Be President

15:39, 24 November 2004
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Volodymyr Klychko, Olympic champion in super-heavy category, believes it is Yushchenko who is a new President of Ukraine, he announced today in Kyiv. According to Volodymyr Klychko, the preliminary results, announcing the victory of Viktor Yanukovych, are a fraud. Klychko believes that huge numbers of people gathering in Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine, expressing their support to this candidate, are clear evidence that it was Yushchenko who was supported by the nation during the elections. At that, Volodymyr Klychko stressed that his brother Vitaly fully agreed with this position. The elder Klychko did not come to Kyiv because he is getting ready to defend the title of the world champion in the nearest future.
Klychko brothers announced that when they did not experience any pressure when taking a decision to support Viktor Yushchenko. This is their civic position. At that, Volodymyr Klychko mentioned, the struggle between opponents is sometimes as intense in sport as it is in sport. But it is very important for certain rules to be set and for the opponents to comply with the rules. Klychko called Ukrainians to solve all political issues peacefully and avoid violence by all means.

Source: `Hromadske Radio`

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