Nurse who lost her legs on Russian mine ties knot with husband in hospital

Touching footage has emerged of a Ukrainian nurse in her first dance with her husband in a hospital wedding after she lost both of her legs on a Russian mine.

Oksana was walking a "familiar" route home with her now-husband Viktor in Lysychansk on March 27, when she stepped on the explosive.

The blast happened in a split second and while Viktor was left unharmed, Oksana lost both of her legs and four fingers on her left hand in the explosion, the Lviv Medical Association say.

Miraculously, the 23-year-old nurse survived and has endured four operations to stabilise her injuries before going to Lviv to have prosthetics fitted.

It was at that hospital where the pair, who have two children, decided to get married in a heartwarming hospital ceremony before the bride was fitted for new limbs and is now learning to walk again.

The couple bought wedding rings in Lviv, found Oksana a white dress, and enjoyed a wedding cake baked by volunteers at the hospital, Sky News reports.

A nurse recorded the beautiful footage that showed Viktor embracing his new wife as they shared their first dance as a married couple in a hospital ward full of happy onlookers who applauded them.

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Ukraine's parliament shared the wonderful news on their official Twitter account, describing it as "a very special love story" and wished the couple "happiness and long years together".

The Lviv Medical Association added: "Life should not be postponed until later, decided Oksana and Victor, who in six years together never found time for marriage."

Oksana is now preparing to travel to Germany with her husband for further treatment.

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The news comes after Ukrainian civilians survived the nerve-wracking experience of driving their cars over landmines left behind on the main road by Russian troops.

Drivers were seen crossing over the landmines one by one, navigating their cars across the landmines where they came just inches away from death.

Civilians driving in Borodyanka, a town in Kyiv Oblast, had to contend with rows of mines that were scattered across the road diagonally, meaning any vehicle attempting to drive across in a straight line would likely set them off and be destroyed.

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