Ukrainian Serviceman Proposes to Partner in Kharkiv

A Ukrainian serviceman proposed to his partner in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on May 14, amid reports of Russian troop withdrawals from the area.

This footage by Roman Stepanovych (@rmnua) captured the heartwarming moment, showing the soldier dressed in fatigues kneeling on one knee as he presents his partner with flowers and a ring. She accepts and the couple embrace, prompting celebratory reactions from onlookers, including motorcyclists.

“I just went to get some espresso in [Kharkiv] but witnessed a very unusual proposal,” Stepanovych wrote of the experience on Twitter. “Bikers, soldiers, flowers and tears.” Credit: @rmnua via Storyful

Video transcript

[BIKE ENGINE RUNNING]

[INAUDIBLE]

[BIKE REVVING]

[HONKING]

Whoo. Yeah.

[HONKING]

[REVVING]

[APPLAUDING]

[CHEERING]

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