Sniper Evgenia Emerald, 31 also known as “Joan of Arc” of Ukraine recently married to Evgeniy Stipanyuk on Friday. He is a soldier and they met each other when Russia’s invasion started.
Who is Evgenia Emerald ?
Emerald is a Ukrainian woman who previously used to work in a jewellery business. However, when Russia invaded Ukraine, she had to participate in defence organization. After some time, she became an integral part of Safari special forces regiment.
Their wedding was organised nearly some days after Russia launched an airstrike on about every major city of Ukraine. This cruel attack wiped out infrastructures and killed many normal people. Apart from that, they also tried to destroy the Crimean bridge. Also, atleast eight people were killed when buildings went on fire as a result of the attack.
Emerald broke the news to her 50,000 Instagram
“Today, I officially became the wife of the military. It happened on the frontline, and the general of the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted the ceremony”, she said.
“We understand that every day could be the last one and we don’t want to postpone life for later”, she continued. Besides, she also revealed that this day was perfect and that she couldn’t imagine a more ideal wedding.
The significance of 14 October
The couple got married on 14 October and the marriage ceremony was held in a forest in Kharkiv. The duo fell in love with each other shortly after the war started in February. After that, they got engaged in August. A military commander was in charge of their wedding.
This day was extremely important as it was her husband’s birthday. Apart from that, it was also “Defenders’ Day” on Friday. This day is celebrated to honour Ukrainian armed forces and veterans who died while fighting for their nation.
“This is a special day — there are a lot of holidays. I want to congratulate all the defenders. Glory to the Heroes!”, Emerald said about the day. “I also congratulate my beloved, because today it’s his birthday. Now he will definitely never forget the date of his wedding”, she continued in her Instagram post.
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