first published on August 24, 2018 by Will
Footage from the early stages of the five-years-old War In Donbass shows a convoy of armored personnel carriers drive into a linear ambush. A Ukrainian soldier quickly shifts from being a cameraman to filling the role of a firefighter when his vehicle takes a direct hit from an RPG.
The shaped charge RPG warhead likely penetrated the vehicle’s armor and ignited a fire on the inside of the APC. The solder drops the camera and begins emptying bottles of drinking water onto the flames in hopes of extinguishing the blaze before it cooks off the internally stored ammunition compartments. Meanwhile, the vehicle commander and driver keep the armored personnel carrier moving to get it out of the kill zone.