Ukrainian soldiers of the 54th Brigade captured a Russian-made flamethrower in a fight with separatists

On Thursday, December 7, the soldiers of the 54th Brigade took a Russian-made Shmel (“Flamethrower”) from the invaders reported journalist Andriy Tsaplienko on his Facebook page.

"A fresh trophy. A Shmel flamethrower. Russian-manufactured. These guys, the fighters of the 54th Brigade captured it today from enemy saboteurs. The latter planned to burn one of the Ukrainian positions from 400 meters. You might ask: ‘How do I know this exact figure?’ Let me explain. The sight of this "Shaitan-tube" has been put at precisely 400 meters. The flamethrower is charged. Nothing left but to let the safety off and pull the trigger," Tsaplienko wrote.

According to him, there is every reason to believe that the "tube" together with its owner arrived from Russia.

"The fighters had figured out the identity of the man who was going to pull the trigger and burn them alive. He is a Russian mercenary. He has been fighting in the Donbas since 2014. ‘He dropped the tube after a 15-minute battle and left,’ the fighters of the 54th Brigade said," the journalist notes.

  Donbas, Ukraine, Armed Forces of Ukraine