Japanese newsreader cries when reporting on Ukrainian Bucha massacre

Japanese newsreader cries when reporting on Ukrainian Bucha massacre

April 22, 2022

Japanese newsreader breaks down in tears live on air as she tells viewers how Putin has honoured troops who oversaw Bucha massacre

  • Watch as a Japanese newsreader cries while reporting that Russian troops are being awarded medals of honour for the massacre of Ukrainians at Bucha 
  • The unnamed news anchor was reporting on the war when she wiped away tears
  • Messages of supporters have flooded the internet with praise for her courage

A Japanese newsreader who broke down in tears during a broadcast about Russian troops being awarded for the Bucha massacre, has been flooded with words of support after the video appeared online.

The unnamed news anchor was reporting that Vladimir Putin had honoured the soldiers for being ‘a role model for special military operations’ when she suddenly stops.

Appearing to wipe a tear from her eye, she then struggles to continue, saying: ‘There are still many civilians stuck in the bunker. I’m so sorry, excuse me…’

Wiping away more tears, she continues: ‘The latest news where Putin was honouring the soldier makes me…sorry, it was just frustrating to read that news, apologies, I’ll keep calm.’

Watch the moment a Japanese newsreader cries during a broadcast about Russian troops being awarded for the Bucha massacre, wiping away a tear 

She suddenly stopped during the live broadcast struggling to continue and saying: ‘There are still many civilians stuck in the bunker. I’m so sorry, excuse me…’

Supporters have flooded the internet with praise for her courage, with one Reddit user saying: ‘For Japanese people to show this in public is a huge deal.’

As her colleagues watch on stoically, she then takes a deep breath before continuing: ‘The Ukrainian war has entered a new phase…’.

Now supporters have flooded the internet with praise for her courage.

On Reddit, one user said: ‘For Japanese people to show this in public is a huge deal.

‘That woman is a saint and we should all praise her.’

Another wrote: ‘Beautiful woman on the outside and on the inside. God bless her.’

The latests sanctions list includes Lt Colonel Azatbek Omurbekov (pictured, file photo), who earned the nickname of the ‘Butcher of Bucha’ for commanding the Russian unit that is believed to be behind the civilian massacre in the Ukrainian town

While on Twitter, someone called BioDominion Humanica posted: ‘There is something beautiful about this moment.’

Earlier, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno had called the massacre ‘a war crime.’

Speaking to a news conference he said: ‘Killing numerous innocent civilians constitutes a serious violation of international humanitarian law and is a war crime.

‘Russia’s war crime must be punished.’

Pictured: Bodies are exhumed and removed from the mass grave near the St. Andrew and All Saints Church in Bucha city of Kyiv area, Ukraine, 13 April 2022

Three dug graves are ready for the next funerals at the cemetery in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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