According to local media, he took a bottle of red wine made in the Crimea at the Massandra Winery, now owned by the Russian government following the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Unable to turn around in a narrow street and having crushed a vehicle parked nearby, the man rammed the tank into the front of a convenience store.
The man drove the heavy vehicle into the city, where he first collided with a parked auto and then drove into a grocery store's window. Photos from the scene showed that he crushed at least one vehicle - a Daewoo.
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The intoxicated man climbed out of the hatch and walked into the aisles before being detained, the police spokeswoman said. The shop was not licensed to sell alcohol that early in the morning, the agency added. Reuters notes that witnesses at the scene "did not seem particularly disturbed by the incident".
It posted a photograph of the snow-covered vehicle smashed through glass panels at the front of the store.
One Russian man has given a whole new meaning to the phrase "getting tanked".