Ukrainian fighter dies in Mariupol steelworks days after marrying fellow soldier

A Ukrainian fighter who was holed up in the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol has died just three days after getting married to a fellow soldier.
Andrii, a member of the Ukrainian National Guard, and Valeriia Karpylenko exchanged foil rings in a ceremony inside the steel plant on 5 May.

Mr Karpylenko was killed just three days later.
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His wife Valeriia has now promised to escape from the siege for her husband, vowing to “live for him”.

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Ukraine’s foreign ministry posted the news on its Twitter page.

Ukrainian forces are holding out at the heavily bombed steelworks, the last pocket of defence in the besieged port city not under Russian control.
On Monday Ukraine announced that all elderly people, women and children who were sheltering at the plant had been rescued and taken to safety.

Image: Ms Karpylenko has vowed to escape from the Azovstal steelworks

Image: They exchanged rings made of foil
Up to 2,000 Ukrainian fighters are believed to be at the plant, where they have been bombarded by the Russians for more than 12 weeks.
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Source : Sky News