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Bedside Brides: Wounded Ukraine Soldiers Wed in Hospital

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Image: Wounded members of the Ukrainian force kiss their brides in hospital beds
Wounded paratroopers Oleksandr Ponomaryov, left, and Ruslan Yarish kiss their brides during their joint wedding in the central military hospital in Kiev, Ukraine, July 9, 2014. The paratroopers were wounded during fighting with pro-Russian militants. MAXIM MARUSENKO / EPA

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Two Ukrainian paratroopers wounded during fighting with pro-Russian militants married their sweethearts Wednesday -- from the hospital beds where they are recovering from their injuries.

Ukrainian government forces expanded their control in the Donetsk region over the weekend after rebels retreated from their strongholds Slovyansk and Kramatorsk to the city of Donetsk.

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