In a press conference given by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on February 27, the Ukrainian-German interpreter Kateryna Rietz-Rakul couldn’t help but break into tears on live TV at the end of the president’s speech.
As Zelensky ended with “Glory to Ukraine”, the interpreter could be heard breaking down in tears and apologizing to the audience. She later posted an emotional message on Twitter:
“I’m a conference interpreter, I interpret 10 hrs peace talks. But today live on German TV I couldn’t finish interpreting Zelensky, during his last words I broke into tears,” she wrote. “I love you all, my fellow Ukrainians.”
Stefan Huyghe and Tucker Johnson are going live for an exclusive interview with Ukrainian-German interpreter Kateryna Rietz-Rakul tonight at 10.15 PM PST:
All guests are welcome to join the conversation and submit their questions in the comments either before or during the live-stream.