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Blinded by a Russian shell, a Ukrainian soldier couldn’t see his wedding. But he cried at new love

Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Blinded by a Russian mortar shell, Ukrainian veteran Ivan Soroka couldn’t see his bride when she walked into his family home in a shoulderless white dress, a bouquet of white flowers in her right hand. But when Vladislava Ryabets stepped toward him, Soroka wept with joy at starting a joyful new chapter. When he was wounded, Soroka feared he would not find love. But the 27-year-old sat was recently married and celebrated the wedding at his family home in a village in the outskirts of Kyiv.

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