Ukrainian Nurse Who Lost Legs in Russian War Dances in Husband's Arms at Wedding A couple in Ukraine shared a moving first dance on Monday, with the groom holding the bride in his arms weeks after she lost her legs in a landmine explosion.

Oksana Balandina and Viktor Vasyliv, both 23, celebrated their nuptials at a hospital in Lviv, according to Reuters — marking a happy moment amidst what has otherwise been a challenging time.

On March 27, Balandina was injured in a landmine explosion while walking "on a familiar path" to their home in Lysychansk, the Lviv Medical Association told British outlet Sky News.

In those chaotic seconds, she was able to warn Vasyliv, who was walking behind her and did not get injured.

"I only managed to shout to him [Vasyliv]: 'Honey, look!' " the nurse told Reuters.

Although Vasyliv said he "did not know what to do" after the explosion, Balandina was able to figure out their next steps.

"If it was not for Oksana, I don't know what would have happened," he told Reuters. "She is so strong."


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