The French President Emmanuel Macron has annoyed the former heavyweight world boxing champion over his calls not to “humiliate” Vladimir Putin.
Klitschko blasted Macron and called for him to “come here and smell the death” after the French President called for an “exit ramp” to be established between the Ukraine and Russia to allow Putin’s forces to leave the country.
He then urged for Western powers to take a “diplomatic” route to the war in Ukraine to avoid “humiliating” the despot Russian leader.
Klitschko who is one man no one wants to mess with told Robert Peston’s ITV show, “They need to be defeated in Ukraine, Ukraine needs to be free from Russian boots, period.”
He added, “President Macron has not been in Bucha after the Russian invasion.
“All the war crimes that happened, Bucha, Hostomel, Irpin, Makariv, we can endlessly count, Mariupol, and it’s still going on.
“I believe, after visiting those places, even President Macron is going to see the bodies and smell the death which I did see and smell after Russian forces left.
“He doesn’t understand what, in this case, he is actually saying because what about the Ukrainians?
“They’re being tortured, raped and murdered in all those satellite cities of the capital, as well, it is still going on in the east and the south of the country.”
Klitschko added, “I believe, if President Macron had been visiting, seeing the whole mass murder with his own eyes, I’m more than sure he would not have said that.”
Speaking to French media, President Macron said, “We must not humiliate Russia so that the day when the fighting stops we can build an exit ramp through diplomatic means.”
He added, “I am convinced that it is France’s role to be a mediating power.”
Speaking of the support offered by the British government Klitschko added, “I just want to say and express, thank you so much, express my appreciation and, not just mine, from every Ukrainian.
“The help that we have received and continue to receive from Great Britain is tremendous and this is great.”