A powerful speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the European Union’s parliament so moved an official interpreter he momentarily lost his composure.
The translator, who was not named, faltered and took a moment for himself to regroup as Zelenskyy stated that 16 children were murdered by Russian bombs Monday. The passionate president also promised that his country would not be subject to an invasion of Russia, which began last Thursday.
“Nobody is going to break us. We are strong. We are Ukrainians. We have a desire to see our children alive. I think it’s a fair one,”Zelenskyy stated Tuesday via video hookup from Kyiv’s capital. He applied for European membership the day before.
“We have the desire for our people and children ([to be) living. I think that it is a fair desire. Yesterday, 16 children died. And again President Putin will tell you that this is some sort of occupation. They hit our civilian infrastructure, where our children are,”The leader of Ukraine stated this.
This description seemed to be the most troubling for the interpreter. He struggled to speak and his voice cracked, making it seem almost a complete loss.
“We are highly motivated people,”Zelenskyy claimed. “Very highly. We are fighting for our rights, for our freedom, for our lives. And now we are fighting for our survival,”He concluded. “Please prove that you are together with us. Please prove that you will not repel us.”
After his stirring speech the parliament members stood up to give Ukraine’s president a standing ovation.
Zelenskyy’s words were not only able to overcome a translator on Tuesday.
Over the weekend, a veteran interpreter began to weep during a rebroadcast of a Zelenskyy speech for the German television channel WELT.
“Ukrainians, we know exactly what we are defending. We will definitely win,”Zelenskyy’s words caused the translator to lose his ability to translate.
Zelenskyy addressed Ukraine’s people after a night with heavy bombing from Russian troops.
“Last night was brutal in Ukraine. Again, the shelling, again the bombing of residential areas and civilian infrastructure,” Zelensky said.
“We will fight as long as it takes to liberate the country. If children are born in shelters, even when the shelling continues, then the enemy has no chance in this, undoubtedly, people’s war. To victory! Glory to Ukraine!”Sunday was his statement.
Since Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, emotions are high. Officials from Ukraine believe that Russian troops committed war crime by targeting schools, homes, and hospitals in Ukraine, as well as killing children and women who weren’t involved in the fighting.
Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, was confronted by a Ukrainian activist in Poland on Tuesday. He claimed that military intervention from the West was required.
Daria Kaleniuk (executive director of the Anti Corruption CentreJohnson heard that Johnson’s children and women were struggling to cross the Ukrainian border. Johnson also laughed at Russia’s economic sanctions.
“You’re talking about the stoicism of Ukrainian people, but Ukrainian women and Ukrainian children are in deep fear because of bombs and missiles which are going from the sky and Ukrainian people are desperately asking for the West to protect our sky,” the woman forcefully told the prime minister, who appeared flustered.
“We are asking for the no-fly zone,”She added. Johnson was told by the journalist that Johnson noticed that foreign nations had expressed concerns that World War III would be triggered by their participation in the battle. “It has already started.”
The prime minister stated that there was nothing he could do to wage war against Russia.
“I said to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, I think a couple of times, unfortunately, the implication of that is that the UK would be engaged in shooting down Russian planes … That’s not something that we can do or that we’ve that we’ve envisaged and I think the consequences of that would be truly very, very difficult to to control,”He stated.