Losing His Leg Didn’t Stop This Ukrainian Soldier From Getting Down On 1 Knee.

Wounded Ukrainian soldier proposes to girlfriend

When Russia decided to invade Ukraine, Roman Dobryak did not hesitate to join Ukrainian Army in defending his country.


War is never easy, and Roman was among the unfortunate soldiers who were injured in battle. One of his legs was badly damaged during an attack in May 2022, and doctors determined the leg could not be saved and had to be amputated at the knee.

Discharged due to disability, Roman returned home to his friends and family. He was eager to resume his life, especially his relationship with his girlfriend Julia Matushchak.

That summer, Roman gathered his loved ones to surprise Julia with a beautiful seaside proposal. A friend helped Roman down onto one knee, then the whole group lit smoke flares to create a festive scene. They removed Julia’s blindfold, and Roman popped the question. She said yes!

Julia and Roman’s proposal video is a bright spot during a dark time for Ukraine. We’re sending our best wishes to the couple as they start their married life together!

Watch the beautiful proposal in the video below, and don’t forget to share.

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