These two young Ukrainians joined the resistance during their honeymoon. A powerful, symbolic and honorable decision that today is praised by thousands of people around the world.
Yaryna Arieva, 21, and Sviatoslav Fursin, 24, said yes to the Monastery of Saint Michael with the Golden Dome, in Kiev, on February 25, 2022. It is in a context of war, in the aftermath of the Russian military invasion, that these two young Ukrainians have exchanged their vows.
Their wedding ceremony was scheduled for May, but the dramatic events of the past few days have decided otherwise. With the ring on their finger, the two lovers were then given their weapon, an AK-47, to go to the front and defend their country threatened by the Russian troops.
“At the moment we are here and doing everything we can. So there is a lot of work to be done, but I still hope that everything will be fine.”
Yaryna Arieva, quoted by The Journal of Montreal
Here are the images from their wedding ceremony (a video signed Current news†
As a reminder, Ukrainian civilians were called upon to take up arms to defend Kiev and the entire territory. It was therefore with great courage and determination that Yaryna and Sviatoslav joined the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Force (TDF), a military branch composed mainly of volunteers.
Respect for all these citizens who are fighting on the front lines to defend their freedom.