Ukrainian nurse who lost both legs in war shares first dance with husband in hospital




Six weeks ago, 23-year-old Oksana Balandina stood on a mine as she was returning home with her boyfriend, Viktor Vasyliv, also 23, after venturing out to collect supplies for elderly neighbours on their street in Lysychansk, an east Ukrainian town on the frontline of the war with Russia. Since then Oksana says she has found the strength to keep going due to an outpouring of support from strangers around the world touched by videos of her first dance with Viktor as newlyweds in the hospital and of her remarkable recovery
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