Ukrainian Couple Marries in Irpin, Despite Ongoing War.

Ivan Khvatov and Olesya Khvatova are married in the Ukrainian city of Irpin, a city close to Kyiv that has been devastated by war.

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At the wedding registry in Irpin, a town close to Kyiv that has been devastated by Russia's invasion, Ivan Khvatov, 39, and Olesya Khvatova, 41, celebrated their nuptials in restrained fashion.

There were no guests or witnesses present, the couple wore jeans and trainers and Wednesday's ceremony conducted by a registrar was over in minutes -- just time for a kiss after signing the registry.

Irpin found itself on the front line in the weeks after Russia invaded on February 24 and lived under Russian occupation for a month.

(AFP)

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