A Ukrainian brewery stops beer production to create Molotov cocktails

A brewery in Ukraine has halted beer production to start making Molotov cocktails as women and children join the resistance to protect their country against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

When men between the ages of 18 and 60 were drafted into the Ukrainian army, the women and children left behind in the country began preparing makeshift weapons like Molotov cocktails to use against invading Russian forces.

The production of the cocktails follows Ukrainian President Zelensky’s calls for civilians to engage in guerrilla warfare with Russian troops as they enter Lviv and Kiev.

The term Molotov cocktails refers to improvised bombs invented by Finnish troops after Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov previously declared that bombing missions over Finland were humanitarian food deliveries.

Cocktails consist of breakable glass bottles filled with combustible liquids such as gasoline, napalm mixture, or alcohol, covered with a cloth wick, ignited, and then thrown at a target.

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According to MailOnline.commilitary instructors were posted to civilian areas of Ukraine to teach women and children how to throw the makeshift weapons in early February as Russia prepared to invade.

The Ukrainian government has also launched a “Don’t panic, be prepared” campaign to prepare civilians to find out about the impending invasion.

The Ukrainians have also resorted to inserting shredded Styrofoam into the bombs, which can help the flames settle on targets quickly.

“We can’t just live our ordinary life if we’re safe. We have to do something,” a teacher named Arina told BBC News.

The Pravda brewery in Lviv also mentioned that it had replaced its beer production with firebombs using bottles of its craft beer called “Putin is ad *** head”.

The brewery said the production was helped by locals and followed the 8% Belgian Strong Golden Ale, which was named after a famous football chant in Ukraine after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Twenty-four 330ml bottles of beer cost 979 Ukrainian hryvnias (£23.30) at the Lviv brewery.

Elsewhere, ordinary citizens across the country have received basic combat training in various fields, from making Molotov cocktails and grenades to handling firearms.

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