Ukrainian couple get married in bomb shelter as Russian war rages outside

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By Nika Shakhnazarova

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A Ukrainian couple was able to get married in a bomb shelter amid Russia's invasion of their country, Independent reports.

Amongst the horrors of the conflict, newlyweds Klevets and Natalia Vladislava managed to find a moment of happiness surrounded by loved ones.

The couple signed the marriage documents and celebrated with a drink in the city of Odessa inside a bomb shelter as well-wishers clapped and cheered.

Though the bride was not wearing a lavish dress, but instead had a bouquet of flowers with a guest holding traditional Ukrainian wedding bread.

In a Facebook post, Avant-garde village council wrote: "While in Kyiv during the bombardment, children are born, in avant-garde - new families are born! Glory to Ukraine!!!"

Meanwhile, Russian forces have claimed to take "complete control" of the Black Sea port of Kherson.

But Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has said his country’s armed forces are holding off the Russian advance. "We have nothing to lose but our own freedom," he said in his latest video on Thursday.

In most recent developments in Ukraine, Russia seized a Ukrainian nuclear power plant, resulting in a fire breaking out at the site.

Russian troops took the Zaporizhzhia plant - the largest nuclear plant in Europe - in a reckless attack that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claims could have caused "six Chernobyls".

The fire broke out at the plant during the attack and has since been extinguished. Officials report that the site is now safe, per Reuters.

According to a report from an official at Energoatom - the state enterprise that runs Ukraine's nuclear plants - disaster has been averted, as fighting at the site has ceased, and radiation is again at a normal level.

In a televised address, President Zelensky reassured citizens that the nuclear fallout had been averted for now. Per a translation by BBC News, the president said: "People of Ukraine! We survived the night that could have stopped the course of history - history of Ukraine, history of Europe."

Zelensky went on to say that Russian military command knew what they were doing when they aimed shells directly at the nuclear station and claimed that the attack was an act of "terror on an unheard-of level".

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured image credit: Akaberka / Alamy

Ukrainian couple get married in bomb shelter as Russian war rages outside

vt-author-image

By Nika Shakhnazarova

Article saved!Article saved!

A Ukrainian couple was able to get married in a bomb shelter amid Russia's invasion of their country, Independent reports.

Amongst the horrors of the conflict, newlyweds Klevets and Natalia Vladislava managed to find a moment of happiness surrounded by loved ones.

The couple signed the marriage documents and celebrated with a drink in the city of Odessa inside a bomb shelter as well-wishers clapped and cheered.

Though the bride was not wearing a lavish dress, but instead had a bouquet of flowers with a guest holding traditional Ukrainian wedding bread.

In a Facebook post, Avant-garde village council wrote: "While in Kyiv during the bombardment, children are born, in avant-garde - new families are born! Glory to Ukraine!!!"

Meanwhile, Russian forces have claimed to take "complete control" of the Black Sea port of Kherson.

But Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has said his country’s armed forces are holding off the Russian advance. "We have nothing to lose but our own freedom," he said in his latest video on Thursday.

In most recent developments in Ukraine, Russia seized a Ukrainian nuclear power plant, resulting in a fire breaking out at the site.

Russian troops took the Zaporizhzhia plant - the largest nuclear plant in Europe - in a reckless attack that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claims could have caused "six Chernobyls".

The fire broke out at the plant during the attack and has since been extinguished. Officials report that the site is now safe, per Reuters.

According to a report from an official at Energoatom - the state enterprise that runs Ukraine's nuclear plants - disaster has been averted, as fighting at the site has ceased, and radiation is again at a normal level.

In a televised address, President Zelensky reassured citizens that the nuclear fallout had been averted for now. Per a translation by BBC News, the president said: "People of Ukraine! We survived the night that could have stopped the course of history - history of Ukraine, history of Europe."

Zelensky went on to say that Russian military command knew what they were doing when they aimed shells directly at the nuclear station and claimed that the attack was an act of "terror on an unheard-of level".

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured image credit: Akaberka / Alamy