In Davos the Klitschko brothers received a special award for a longstanding promotion of positive image of Ukraine in the world

25.01.2018 08:56

At the World Economic Forum in Davos Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko received a special award for their longstanding promotion of positive image of Ukraine in the world. The prize was awarded at Ukraine House Davos during the talk they gave on how the sports can shape up a future politician, businessman or civic leader.

«Every day of our lives we both, Wladimir and I overcome challenges in our work, in our present - not sportive- activity», Vitali Klitschko noted. 

«Sometimes I am reproached for not being Cicero, I am not a very eloquent person. But this leaves me unconcerned, because actions speak louder than words. Like in the sport», Vitali Klitschko joked.

The mayor emphasized he appreciates his brother’s support. «Unity is the secret of success. Together we are twice as strong», Vitali said.

Wladimir pointed out that just like his brother, after professional sport he started his new career. Each of the brothers has their own one. «My brother is a very busy man. He is a mayor of Kyiv now and he puts all his time into this work. For him a political career is a big challenge, but he will inevitably succeed  - just as he excelled in the sports», Wladimir Klitschko said.

Also the Klitschko brothers attended the annual Davos Ukrainian breakfast. This year the major discussion of the event is the challenges and problems which arise before Ukraine in the context of the main topic of the WEF Annual Meeting, Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.

Besides, Kyiv mayor will attend an event, organized by the Washington Post, which traditionally attracts political, financial, media and tech leaders from all over the world.

"Many people now think, and such thoughts come easily, that both Europe and the rest of the world are tired of Ukraine. And there are suggestions, endeavors to lift sanctions against Russia. But what is at stake are the democratic values and global safety framework. And if we turn the blind eye to this issue, we can jeopardize not only the economic boosting and progress, but also the very survival of the world in a challenging environment», Vitali Klitschko pointed out.

«Therefore during all my meetings I cannot stress enough the importance to remain committed to supporting Ukraine. This is a vital question for the global political elites so far. This support to Ukraine does not mean one supports either the government or the opposition. This is all about the country, which demonstrated its readiness to defend the European choice and democratic European values. And which daily proves its commitment at the cost of life of its best patriots», Vitali Klitschko told journalists.