A Ukrainian couple got married in military uniform under the serenade of their fellow soldiers
- Lesya and Valeriy are part of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Force, according to reports.
- According to a journalist, they got married near the front line in kyiv.
- A clip showing soldiers singing a song for the couple has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
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A heartwarming moment of a Ukrainian couple getting married in military uniform while being serenaded by their mates has gone viral and given people hope.
The video was shared online by German war reporter Paul Ronzheimer, who works for BILD and has covered the Russian-Ukrainian conflict from Kyiv.
Ronzheimer identified the couple as Lesya and Valeriy, adding that they got married near the front line in Kyiv.
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“This couple, Lesya and Valeriy, just got married next to the frontline in Kyiv. They are with Territorial Defence,” Ronzheimer wrote.
The delightful video shows the couple standing in the middle while surrounded by their bandmates who were singing a popular tune. One of the soldiers, who looks like an Orthodox Christian chaplain, played tunes on a Bandura (a lute-like Ukrainian folk musical instrument) before singing solo for a few seconds.
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One user wrote: “Reminds me of the movie Titanic.. the ship is sinking but the music band in the ship encourages people not to panic.. great courage great strength #Ukraine more power and love to you all .”
“I sincerely hope they can be a beautiful family and that the war is just a bad memory in their lives,” wrote another.
“Heartbreaking…to see so much love in the middle of a MASSACRE…She sure didn’t think an army uniform would be her wedding dress,” a third user wrote.
Since being shared on March 7, the clip has garnered over 1.5 million views on Twitter.
The bride was seen wearing a veil and there were even flowers and champagne for all to enjoy.
Lesya and Valeriy are part of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Force, a branch of the Ukrainian military made up of civilian reservists.