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RTÉ 'Irish Ukrainians not Russians' glitch a Twitter hit

Irish state broadcaster RTÉ was hit by a technical glitch on Monday evening during its Prime Time news and current affairs programme.

In an interview, the Russian ambassador to Ireland, Maxim Peshkov, used the words: "Irish Ukrainians not Russians".

For about the next 15 minutes, viewers were treated to the phrase over and over again on a loop due to a technical error.

Viewer Chris Sheehan filmed the error, changing channels to ensure the fault was not with his television set.

  • 04 Mar 2014
  • From the section Europe