Video of Vitali Klitschko Calling Out Putin’s ‘Bulls**t’ Viewed 7M times

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has hit again at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claims that his troops are solely bombing navy targets, branding the assertion “bulls**t.”

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to see a rising variety of civilian casualties, officers working carefully with Putin have claimed that their strikes have solely been in opposition to the navy.

However, in a video shared on Twitter on Wednesday by journalist Chris Reason, of Australia’s 7 News Sydney, former boxing champ Klitschko did not mince his phrases as he walked by means of the Ukraine capital’s devastated streets.

When Reason requested about Russia’s claims of solely attacking navy targets, the erstwhile sportsman hit again: “Bulls**t! Sorry. Where is [the] military target?”

He then pointed to a broken constructing as he rhetorically requested the journalist: “Is this building [a] military target?”

In sharing the video on his Twitter account, Reason mentioned: “Klitschko delivers knockout sound bites that get straight to the point.”

The video has been considered 1.2 million occasions within the hours because it has been uploaded on the micro-blogging platform.

Russia has known as its ongoing invasion of Ukraine a “special operation,” including that its forces don’t assault civilian targets.

Last week, Ukrainian authorities mentioned {that a} March 10 strike on Mariupol kids’s and maternity hospital killed three individuals, together with a toddler, and wounded 17.

A Russian official responded to the outrage over the strike by claiming on March 11 that the hospital had been used as a base for radical fighters.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov known as the condemnation “pathetic shrieks” from Russia’s enemies, including that the hospital was attacked as a result of far-right radicals had taken it over, in response to the Associated Press. Lavrov provided no proof to again up his declare.

Officials in Ukraine, the European Union and the U.Okay. known as the assault a struggle crime. Despite the discharge of images displaying injured pregnant girls and kids, Russia maintained that civilians weren’t harmed within the strike.

Mariupol, a port metropolis on the Sea of Azov, has sustained a number of days of assaults. Should it’s captured, town would create a land passage from Crimea, a Ukrainian area that Russia annexed in 2014.

Last week, a video was broadly shared displaying a Russian pilot showing to confess he had been ordered to bomb a civilian goal.

The pilot, who gave his identify as Maxim Krishtop, mentioned throughout a press convention streamed by Interfax Ukraine that he carried out his orders earlier than he was shot down and captured by Ukrainian forces on March 6.

Kristhtop, a lieutenant colonel and deputy commander of the forty seventh Aviation Regiment, mentioned: “In the process of completing the task, I realized that the target was not enemy military facilities, but residential buildings, peaceful people. But I carried out the criminal order.”

Last month, Klitschko, who has held his mayoral place since 2014, was requested throughout a distant look on U.Okay. TV present Good Morning Britain whether or not he himself supposed to affix within the battle in opposition to invading Russian troops.

“It’s already a bloody war,” the sportsman-turned-politician mentioned in response. “I don’t have another choice, I have to do that. I’ll be fighting.”

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Vitali Klitschko and Vladimir Putin
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, left, has known as claims by claims by Russian President Vladimir Putin, proper, that his troops aren’t firing on civilian targets in Ukraine “bulls**t.” Russia has known as its ongoing invasion of Ukraine a “special operation,” including that its forces don’t assault civilian targets.
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