Injured soldiers marry at Kiev's military hospital
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 01:02
Two injured soldiers marry their blushing brides at Kiev's military hospital. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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This blushing bride is getting ready to marry the man of her dreams -- within hospital walls.
Kiev's military hospital wasn't Olena's first choice for a venue.
But her fiance was wounded in battle with pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine.
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) BRIDE, OLENA MAKSYMENKO, SAYING:
"The first day I saw him laying on the bed, I made the decision. I told him, honey, let's get married in the military hospital. He asked me whether I wanted it indeed. I said I wished it a lot and there were no doubts."
The two love-birds shared the occasion with another couple in a similar situation.
Barely able to lift his head, Oleksandr was elated to tie the knot.
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) GROOM, OLEKSANDR PONOMARIOV, SAYING:
"I feel perfect. I have the most beautiful bride, the most beautiful wife. It's true indeed."
Sealed with a kiss, these wounded soldiers made their solemn vows.
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) BRIDE, OLENA PRUSOVSKA, SAYING:
"I am crazy about him. And I will love him till my last breath."
And with that, a toast as husband and wife.
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