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Volodymyr Zelensky Speech Makes EU Translator Emotional After Freedom Square Bombing

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President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his video address, demanded...
President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his video address, demanded... / SOPA Images/GettyImages
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Freedom Square in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, was hit by missiles on Tuesday. At least 10 are dead with dozens more injured in the strike on the non-military target. You can see the moment of impact in this CNN tweet.

Ukranian president Volodymyr Zelensky called the strike an act of terrorism today in an emotional speech to the European Parliament that ended with a standing ovation. Zelensky's words caused the translator on the English feed to get choked up.

"Nobody is going to break us. We are strong. We are Ukranians. We have a desire to see our children alive. I think it's a fair one."

Zelensky pledged to call every city square in Ukraine, "Freedom Square" in the wake of the attack. In addition, Russia has begun targeting residential areas and 16 children have died so far.

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