Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko ( born 19 July 1971)

Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko ( born 19 July 1971) is a Ukrainian politician and former professional boxer.

He currently serves as Mayor of Kyiv and head of the Kyiv City State Administration, having held both offices since June 2014.

Klitschko is a former leader of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc and a former Member of the Ukrainian Parliament. 

He became actively involved in Ukrainian politics in 2005 and combined this with his professional boxing career until his retirement from the sport in 2013.

On 24 February 2022, Klitschko, along with his brother, Wladimir, announced they would take up arms in defense of Kyiv in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.