In Berdyansk, a port city in southeast Ukraine, a video has emerged showing one brave Ukrainian man, casually carrying what is being reported as a landmine across an empty street and into a forest, all while holding a lit cigarette in his mouth (perhaps to calm his nerves...)
The man who was sporting a black puffer jacket, jeans and dark trainers, walked off with the mine in hand - holding it at arm's length of course - as the clip ends, according to the Daily Mailit is an anti-tank mine.
On Twitter, The New Voice of Ukraine shared the footage in which it claimed the man removed the landmine from the road in order to clear the way for the Ukrainian military.
Since posting the video on February 27, it has received 2m views, with over 28,000 likes.
A Ukrainian in Berdyansk spotted a mine on the road and didn't wait around for a bomb disposal unit - at great risk to life and limb, he removed the mine, clearing the way for the Ukrainian military.pic.twitter.com/iC9ZTrixlC
— The New Voice of Ukraine (@The New Voice of Ukraine)
People on Twitter had plenty of praise for the Ukrainian man "with balls of steel" who was still able to enjoy his ciggy while carrying out the dangerous task.
The risk management professional side of me applauds this chap for looking both ways before crossing the road.https://twitter.com/newvoiceukraine/status/1497944521635680259\u00a0\u2026
— The Dan Kaszeta \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@The Dan Kaszeta \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
I literally held my breath when I watched this.https://twitter.com/NewVoiceUkraine/status/1497944521635680259\u00a0\u2026
The bravery of every day Ukrainian citizens is remarkable. As is the bravery of citizens enduring invasions and wars less visible in the media - including Afghanistan and Palestine. Don\u2019t forget them.https://twitter.com/newvoiceukraine/status/1497944521635680259\u00a0\u2026
This video would be incredible under any circumstances. But the guy not dropping his cigarette while removing a land mine is makes it an absolute classic.https://twitter.com/NewVoiceUkraine/status/1497944521635680259\u00a0\u2026