03/02/2014 07:12 GMT | Updated 03/02/2014 07:59 GMT

Man Makes Marriage Proposal Amid Violent Ukraine Protests (PICTURES)

Amid the chaos and destruction in the Ukraine, a man paused to propose to his girlfriend on the barricades.

As his comrades lit flares around him, the demonstrator used a megaphone to profess his love, before getting down on one knee to pop the question.

The images, captured by photographer Oleksandr Stashevskiy, show the man, wearing a helmet, balaclava and bullet-proof jacket, putting a ring on her finger before the couple embrace.

Ukraine has been rocked by weeks of demonstrations by pro-EU protesters.

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