A German news channel journalist broke down in tears while translating a speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday.
In a moving video shared on social media, a translator can be heard struggling to keep up with German media outlet Welt’s narration.
She translated some of Mr Zelensky’s words, saying: “Russia is on an evil path. Russia should lose its voice at the United Nations.”
She went on to say: “Ukraine, we definitely know..” before pausing. Before her voice broke, she could say, “What we stand for.”
The translator can be heard taking a breath to calm himself down before saying “I’m sorry.”
Mr Zelensky was addressing the Ukrainian people on Sunday morning after sustained attacks by Russian forces on major Ukrainian cities.
“It was a tough night,” he said in a video message. “People stood up to defend their country and showed their true colors. This is terrifying.
“They are going to bomb more Ukrainian cities. They are going to kill our children even more insidiously. Hmm.”
Zelensky went on to detail calls he has made with various world leaders, including those in the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. He said diplomacy had persuaded the EU to cut Russia out of the transition to the Swift payment system, and listed new military aid Germany had pledged to send to Ukraine.
“Russia’s criminal actions against Ukraine show signs of genocide,” he added. “I have spoken to the UN Secretary General about this. Russia is on an evil path.
“The world must disenfranchise Russia on the UN Security Council.”
President Zelensky then calmly concluded and said with sharp determination: We know exactly what we are protecting. We will definitely win. Glory to each and every one of our soldiers. Glory to Ukraine. ”