Ukraine war: Nurse who lost her legs in landmine blast shares first dance with husband in Lviv hospital

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A Ukrainian nurse who lost her legs in a landmine explosion has shared an emotional first dance with her husband after getting married in a hospital.

Victor, the groom, held his wife Oksana in his arms as they danced on the ward in the western city of Lviv.

The moment was caught on camera by a volunteer at the hospital.

The 23-year-old nurse from the eastern city of Lysychansk lost her legs on 27 March as she and Victor were returning home "on a familiar path", the Lviv Medical Association said.

She turned to warn her husband of the danger, seconds before a mine exploded underneath her.

He was not injured, but Oksana lost her legs and four fingers on her left hand.

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'Life should not be postponed'

Oksana had four operations before she was evacuated to Dnipro where her wounds healed and her limbs were prepared for prosthetics.

A week ago the couple, who have two children, arrived in Lviv by evacuation train.

"Life should not be postponed until later, decided Oksana and Victor, who in six years together never found time for marriage," the association said.

They bought wedding rings in Lviv, and found Oksana a white dress, with a cake baked by volunteers. The wedding celebration took place on the ward of the surgery centre.

Oksana is now preparing to travel to Germany with her husband for further treatment, the organisation told Sky News.

The pair are not the first couple to tie the knot in the midst of warfare.

At the beginning of March, a Ukrainian couple who had been together for 22 years decided to formalise their relationship by getting married on the defensive line near Kyiv.

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