Among the grim and horrifying images from Ukraine, a couple getting married proved to be an exception and a glimmer of hope. Not only did the two, known as Lesya and Valeriy, tie the knot, but they were on the Ukrainian frontline, celebrating in their uniforms.
German war reporter Paul Ronzheimer who works for BILD shared images of this heartwarming union. The now-viral videos and pictures show the couple in love being serenaded by their fellow soldier near Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.
The bride revealed a white veil once she removed the helmet and had a lovely bouquet. The groom was in charge of champagne.
One soldier played a traditional Ukrainian instrument bandura, as the soldiers sang folk songs. The Orthodox Christian priest blessed the couple.
The couple is part of Ukraine's Territorial Defence Force, a military formation made of civilians reservists defending the country against Russian invasion.
The footage has been praised by people online, as the brave newlyweds proved that love knows no boundaries.
It has been over a month since Russia started a "special military operation" in Ukraine.
Currently, the Red Cross is trying to get to Mariupol to evacuate the civilians.
Among the latest known victims is Maksim Levin, a photographer, and videographer working for a Ukrainian news website and a long-term Reuters contributor. He had been killed in a village north of Kyiv, and her body was discovered on April 1.
Here is another video of the newlyweds, whose moving decision inspired a few more couples to get married in the midst of war.