Heartwarming moment Ukrainian troop surprises girlfriend with wedding proposal after stopping her at checkpoint

THIS is the unexpected moment a Ukrainian soldier proposed to his girlfriend after stopping her at a checkpoint.

The heartwarming clip, believed to have been filmed yesterday in Fastiv, near Kyiv, shows troops searching civilians at a military checkpoint.

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The soldier surprised his girlfriend by proposing to herCredit: SergUA63

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A group of civilians was stopped at a military checkpointCredit: SergUA63
The unexpected proposal is believed to have happened in Fastiv, close to Kyiv

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The unexpected proposal is believed to have happened in Fastiv, close to KyivCredit: SergUA63
The woman can be seen weeping as her boyfriend popped the question

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The woman can be seen weeping as her boyfriend popped the questionCredit: SergUA63

Four people can be seen with their hands placed on top of a car while the troops search them and ask for documents.

A soldier holding a bouquet behind his back is seen kneeling behind a woman in a purple jacket.

Suddenly music can be heard as the woman turns around breaking into tears after seeing her boyfriend.

After he places a ring on her finger, the couple hug while they are applauded by everyone around them.

It comes after another couple tied the knot on the front line in Kyiv yesterday, with mayor Vitali Klitschko pictured kissing the bride for good luck.

Territorial defence fighters Valeri and Lesya decided to have an improv wedding at a checkpoint of the capital.

Klitschko, who visited the area on Sunday and congratulated the pair, was seen embracing Lesya and giving her flowers before kissing her on the cheek for good luck.

It comes as:

Meanwhile, Kyiv and Kharkiv came under fresh bombardment on Sunday with air raid sirens being heard in the capital.

Presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovich said other areas under bombardment overnight included the outskirts of Kyiv, Chernihiv in the north, and Mykolaiv in the south.

Officials in Kyiv warned Russia had now amassed a big enough force to try to seize the capital.

And around 30 Tochka-U tactical missile systems have been brought to Belarus from Russia ready for a feared all-out assault.

A couple tied the knot at a checkpoint in Kyiv

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A couple tied the knot at a checkpoint in KyivCredit: Reuters
Civilians were seen running for shelter after a fresh bombardment

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Civilians were seen running for shelter after a fresh bombardment

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