Vasiliy Lomachenko is the latest athlete to join the fight for Ukraine

Vasiliy Lomachenko is the latest combat sports athlete to join the fight for Ukraine.

ESPN’s £8 boxer Vasiliy Lomachenko is the newest combat sports athlete take up arms to defend Ukraine from Russian aggression.

According to ESPNLomachenko joined the “territorial defense battalion”

The former Olympic medalist posted a photo and statement to Facebook on Sunday.

Vasiliy Lomachenko, Vitali Klitschko and Yaroslav Amosov among the fighters involved in the cause

“The Belgorod-Dnesrovsky Territorial Defense Battalion has been formed and armed. In the defense of the territory, boxer Vasily Lomachenko informed mayor Vitaly Grazhdan,” the statement reads in English.

Lomachenko joins other combat sports athletes including boxer Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kiev, and his brother Wladimir. In addition, Bellator champion Yaroslav Amosov also brought weapons to his country.

“Maybe, many people will think that I ran away, I am hiding or something like that, but this is not the case,” Amosov said. “I took my family to the safe zone. Now I’m back and will protect this country as best I can, with what I can. I love this country, our country. Russia came to our house and started a war here, many people are dying – innocent people, women and children. We must protect this country, and we succeed, friends. And we will succeed because the truth is behind us.” Vasiliy Lomachenko is the latest athlete to join the fight for Ukraine

John Verrall

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