Soldier removes pin, hands over live grenade to friend during argument

Panicking police officers surrounded a Ukrainian man who had been left holding a ‘live’ hand grenade after a fight with his friend.

The man’s friend, a soldier in the Ukrainian army, had pulled the pin out of the grenade and given it to him before running off.

The pair, whose names have not been released, had fallen out and been fighting in the city of Dnipro in south-eastern Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Oblast region.

The soldier, who had just returned from active duty in the War in Donbass in eastern Ukraine, allegedly said to his unfortunate friend: ‘Here hold this.’

The man put his hand out, expecting to receive the man’s mobile phone, only to see what looked alarmingly like a live grenade.


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