UKRAINE icon Vitali Klitschko has begged Europe to keep helping their brave fight against Russian invaders and stop taking blood-soaked Rubles.
The former heavyweight champion of the world and Kyiv mayor, and younger brother Wladimir, have taken up arms against Vladimir Putin's army.
But they joined London by video link at the launch of the WBC's big fight Opus that is raising funds for the brave and ravaged nation.
Vitali said: "Thank you to every who has supported Ukraine, its so important at this critical time.
"We are one of the biggest countries in Europe and our country depends on Europe.
"Please be proactive and please support Ukraine and peace.
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"We have thousands of dead civilians, it's a big tragedy for our time and all of Europe.
"There are also tragedies for the Russian people that they don't understand because they are affected by propaganda.
"Please don't believe the Russian propaganda, please stop economic work with Russia, it is all soaked in Ukraine blood.
"We are ready to fight and defend our homes and families and countries but also principles and a way of life.
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"We are fighting for everyone in Europe.
"Thank you to everyone in Europe for helping us. Sport can help to change the world and we want to bring peace back to Ukraine and Europe."
Younger brother Wladimir added: "This is the most important fight of our lives.
"The challenges we are facing are the greatest of our lives.
"All your help is needed and appreciated by the mothers and fathers of Ukraine.
"Please don't stop and thank you from Kyiv."
The WBC Opus is raising money for Ukraine.
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