Heartbreaking moment TV interpreter breaks down in sobs as she translates Ukraine president’s speech during Kyiv siege

THIS is the heartbreaking moment a TV interpreter breaks down in tears as she translates the Ukrainian President’s speech amid the Russian invasion.

The German journalist becomes emotional while she reads out Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s statement as her voice can be heard cracking.

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The President was giving an update on the situation in Ukraine on the fifth day of the invasion[/caption]
An military truck burns after being abandoned following fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine
Fighting continues in Kharkiv where Ukrainian forces say are in full-control

The Welt journalist was able to translate the first part of the President’s speech before breaking down in tears that can be heard through the microphone.

She said: “Russia is on the path of evil, Russia must lose its voice in the UN.

“Ukraine, we definitely know…”

At that point it was obvious she was overwhelmed as she started saying “what we are defending” before she suddenly stopped.

She then paused for a moment and apologised to the viewers.

President Zelenskyy was giving an update on the Ukrainian crisis as fighting continued over the weekend and Putin’s forces attempted to take Kyiv. 

The President said: “The night was hard. The people rose to defend their state and they showed their true faces. This is terror.

“They are going to bomb our Ukrainian cities even more. They are going to kill our children even more insidiously.

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“This is an evil that has come to our land and must be destroyed.”

Another journalist broke down in tears live on TV as she watched footage of her destroyed home in Kyiv.

It comes as…

Ukrainian reporter Olga Malchevska became visibly emotional when she saw photos of her family home that was hit last week.

BBC journalist Clive Myrie was also seen shedding a tear while reporting from Kyiv.

BBC News at 10 viewers praised the reporter’s emotion and said he was a “fantastic broadcaster” who is “doing a superb job.”

It comes as Zelenskyy said that his country faces a “crucial” 24 hours in a call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

UK defence secretary Ben Wallace warned that the stalled invasion could force Russia to unleash “ruthless, indiscriminate” bombing of Ukraine.

Devastating images show one of the war’s young victims, a six-year-old girl who was fatally injured after a Russian airstrike.

Meanwhile, Putin’s ally Belarus accused the West of pushing Russia to the brink of World War 3 as Moscow put its nuclear forces on “high alert”.

Explosions were heard in Kyiv and Kharkiv as well as in other cities such as Cherkasy, and Chernihiv.

Russian troops have not been able to take Kyiv as Ukrainian fighters still fighting firmly on the fifth day of the invasion.

 Putin has put his nuclear forces on high alert after warning the West “may face the greatest consequences in history”.

Peace talks are due to be held between Moscow and Kyiv on the Belarusian-Ukrainian border.

Diplomats from Kyiv and Moscow are set to meet “without preconditions” near the Prypyat River.

The BBC journalist broke down in tears as she watched her destroyed home
Ukrainian journalist Olga Malchevska was seen breaking down in tears live on TV
A tear was seen on the journalist's face as he was reporting live from Kyiv
BBC journalist Clive Myrie also teared up while reporting from Kyiv


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