ONE REPORTER, SIX DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
A reporter in Ukraine has gone viral after he posted a video of himself reporting in six different languages.
Philip Crowther is an international affiliate for the Associated Press and is currently in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv reporting on the crisis with Russia.
The video that Crowther shared contains a montage of him reporting in the six different languages back-to-back. So far the video has had over five million views and the number keeps climbing per day.
The languages he spoke for the six different news channels are English, Luxembourgish, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.
On Thursday morning Russia moved its troops into parts of eastern Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin declared those parts independent republics.
Business Insider reports that in the hours after Crowther spoke, Russia recognised the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk then sent troops there, claiming it did so for peacekeeping reasons.
The move was condemned by the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, which promised harsh sanctions would be announced on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on Russia to withdraw its troops. In a statement released by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, the president said that “in light of the escalating conflict, we call on all parties to resume diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the concerns raised by Russia”.
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