Love in limbo in rebel-held east Ukraine

Ukrainian couple Yulia and Dmitry Kolobov leave a registry office on December 27, 2014 after getting married at in the eastern pro-Russian rebel stronghold of DonetskWhen Alla Syrovatskaya’s boyfriend of some two years proposed to her she immediately began planning her autumn wedding, the traditional ceremony she dreamt of and the dress she always wanted. Now, autumn has long come and gone and, like many others here, Syrovatskaya and her fiance Maxim Kondakov have had to put their lives on hold.

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