• Amid Russian Attacks, Ukrainian Brewery Goes From Making Craft Beer To Petrol Bombs

    A Molotov cocktail is a breakable glass bottle containing a flammable substance such as petrol or alcohol

    In the industrial part of western Ukraine's main city Lviv, a brewery was engaged in making beer until last week. But since Russia invaded the country, the brewery has switched to making Molotov cocktails to aid Ukrainian fighters in the war.

    A Molotov cocktail is a breakable glass bottle containing a flammable substance such as petrol or alcohol and usually a source of ignition such as a burning cloth wick. It is a bottle-based improvised incendiary weapon.

    “We will do everything we can to help win this war,” said Pravda brewery owner Yuriy Zastavny.

    "We do this because someone has to. We have the skills, we went through a street revolution in 2014. We had to make and use Molotov cocktails then," he told the AFP news agency, referring to Kyiv's pro-Western uprising that ousted a Kremlin-backed regime.

    He said that the idea to make Molotov cocktails came from one of his employees who had participated in the 2014 uprising.

    It may be mentioned, this is not the first time that Pravda became a kind of institution in Lviv.

    One of their beers, "Putin khuylo" is an insult directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    The brewery began producing cocktails for the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces -- made up of reservists who responded to President Volodymyr Zelensky's call to take up arms - on Saturday. At checkpoints on the outskirts of the city, police and soldiers are already equipped with them.

    Lviv is located near the Polish border and currently lives in fear of Russian tanks rolling in at any moment.
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