Ukrainian couple marry in military uniform amid Russian invasion – WATCH
The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has been a difficult experience for everyone in the conflict zones and since the start of the Russian army march on February 24, it has been a story of resistance and resilience for Ukrainians. However, there are good stories coming from the conflict zones and one such incident was tweeted by Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister. Gerashchenko posted a video showing a Ukrainian couple getting married in military uniform with a number of people cheering outside the wedding venue.
“Ukrainian Weddings Today. No white dresses or tuxedos but lots of love and happiness! #StandWithUkraine,” he tweeted along with the video of the married couple.
The couple were identified by Oleksandra Matviichuk, head of the Center for Civil Liberties (Ukraine), as Kateryna and Vadyam who celebrated their special day in military uniforms in Poltova.
“Do you need good news from Ukraine? Congratulations to two amazing Ukrainian defenders Kateryna and Vadym who just got married in Poltava. This wedding was organized in just a few hours. I wish them many happy years together! Mattviichuk posted on Twitter.
Do you need good news from Ukraine? Congratulations to two amazing Ukrainian defenders Kateryna and Vadym who just got married in Poltava. This wedding was organized in just a few hours. I wish them many happy years together!#StandWithUkraine pic.twitter.com/D6ZAdkOFFfF
— Oleksandra Matviichuk (@avalaina) June 11, 2022
The invasion continues in Ukraine as Russian forces seize territory along a frontline river in eastern Ukraine. According to Reuters, the forces captured Toshkivka, a town on the west bank of the Siverskyi Donets River, mostly held by Ukrainians, south of Sievierodonetsk.
Ukrainian authorities confirmed that Russia had taken parts of Toshkivka but reaffirmed that they controlled the area.