Ministry of Internal Affairs purchased a party of reactive infantry flamethrowers RPO-A Shmel.
It was reported that the Ministry acquired 120 flamethrowers worth over 7.4 million rubles (approx. $110,000 – RRT).
According to Lieutenant General Alexander Mikhailov, the purchase was probably intended for the internal troops, recently turned into the National Guard.
Flamethrower Shmel is meant to destroy hidden enemy firing points, disabling lightly armored vehicles, and destroy the enemy’s manpower.