Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, irked by a translator's failure to interpret his comments properly into English at a major news conference, on Thursday took over the job himself.
Zelensky - who prefers to speak Ukrainian in public - acted after the interpreter cut short his remarks during an event with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Turning towards the interpreter, he said pointedly: "And I said about the window of possibilities. I said that it couldn't be solved because ... we see each day guns and firing from the Russian side."
He continued: "And I said 'Slava Ukraini' (Glory to Ukraine)."
"Glory to Ukraine," the translator quickly replied.
"Thank you so much. It's important," Zelensky said with evident irritation.