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Japanese news anchor breaks down on air while reporting on Putin’s hailing of Bucha massacre soldiers

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  • Yumiko Matsuo, a Japanese news anchor, broke down on air while reporting on Russian President Vladimir Putin honoring the soldiers behind the Bucha massacre.
  • Matsuo was reading about the honorary title of “Guards” that Putin bestowed upon the military unit that committed the war crimes in Ukraine’s Bucha region, where more than 300 dead bodies were found.
  • The TV anchor is seen fighting back tears while pausing momentarily in a viral clip posted to Reddit on Wednesday.
  • “There are still many civilians stuck in the bunker. I'm so sorry, excuse me...” Matsuo said as she tried to compose herself. “The Ukrainian war has entered a new phase...”
  • Many Reddit users praised Matsuo’s courage as they empathized with her overwhelming emotion regarding the news report.

A Japanese news anchor broke down on air while reporting on Russian President Vladimir Putin honoring the soldiers who oversaw the Bucha massacre. 

The TV anchor, identified as Yumiko Matsuo, is seen fighting back tears while pausing momentarily in a viral clip posted to Reddit on Wednesday.