Love Blossoms in Serbia Between Ukrainian Woman and Russian Man

From an AP story by Jovana Gec headlined “Love blossoms in Serbia between Ukrainian, Russian ‘enemies'”:

She is from Ukraine and he is from Russia. Their love blossomed online, but with their nations at war, the odds of carrying on their relationship were stacked against them. Even so, it didn’t take long for the young couple to beat the odds.

Mariia Vyhivska and Iurii Kurochkin, now both 23, fell in love while playing an online video game. But Russia’s invasion of its neighbor threatened to scuttle their relationship before it even got off the ground. They boldly turned their backs on the war-engendered enmity pervading their homelands and chose to be together.