WATCH: Russian soldier loses fight against door
Perhaps it was simply a pull door?
Amidst continued conflict in Ukraine, one Russian soldier came face-to-face with his biggest enemy yet - a door.
Unfortunately for the soldier, the door was too powerful and he was forced to retreat.
A viral clip showing a Russian soldier struggling with a door has swept through the internet since it was first posted by Yeshiva World news reporter Moshe Schwartz on Wednesday, 2 March.
The post has since amassed an impressive 11k retweets and 48k likes.
Russian soldier vs. Door.
Kherson, Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/r4GGx8Nqot
— Moshe Schwartz (@YWNReporter) March 2, 2022
The incident is said to have happened in Kherson, which has fallen amid continued Russian assault.
Dubbed the "Battle of Techno House", the one-minute clip shows the soldier attempting to use a door - which we understand can be difficult.
First, the soldier shoots the door, before smashing the glass with his gun and tugging at it.
However, the door was too smart and the soldier left empty-handed.
Following the news, a Wikipedia page was created for the "Battle of Techno House" which lists the door as both a military commander and the window as a casualty.
— Ide Koops (@djidee) March 3, 2022
People have been reacting to the viral clip online, with many questioning just how competent Vladimir Putin's forces are.
"This guy is like a Stormtrooper from Star Wars Episode 4," wrote one person, alluding to the general incompetency that Storm Troopers and Russian soldiers apparently share.
"I don’t know much about soldiering. But neither does this bloke," wrote actor Hugh Laurie.
That door is a hero https://t.co/FTNylU8eBa
— RSG (@RanelGallardo) March 3, 2022
Another said: "Doing a single-man stack, no resistance, broke glass and attempted to unlock from the inside...
"...and walked away after failing.
"Ya know, I had previously thought that going off as a single combatant in a war zone was confined to video games.."
Amid the fall of Kherson, the mayor has urged citizens to comply with Russian rules which are said to involve a strict curfew, reports the Mail Online.
BREAKING - The Mayor of Kherson confirms the fall of the city.
Rules now in effect:
• Curfew: 8pm to 6am
• Only cars with medicines or food may enter city
• Pedestrians walk in single file & stop when told by occupying Russian Forces#RussianUkrainianWar pic.twitter.com/8jIqy6Aeyq
— Alex Tiffin (@RespectIsVital) March 2, 2022
It is also believed that Russian soldiers have forbidden vehicles from entering the city besides food or medicine deliveries.
Pedestrians have also been instructed to walk in a single file line and stop when told to by Russian forces.