They grow next to Ukraine
Tensions on Ukraine’s borders are still high, and military exercises by Russian and Belarusian forces show Moscow’s intention to escalate the crisis, as evidenced by the presence of 2S7 artillery, which has been described as “City levelers”, according to onalert.gr
Various shots posted on social media show evidence of 203mm 2S7 “Pion” self-propelled guns aimed at the Belgorod region, just 17 kilometers from the border with Ukraine, while analysts say the images also show the development of upgraded 2S7M “Malka” type artillery systems.
The 203mm 2S7 self-propelled gun, also known as the Soviet “atomic gun”, can carry up to four missiles with nuclear warheads and has a range of 37.7 km. It was first put into operational operation in the 1980s and its purpose was to destroy strategic infrastructure, facilities and lines of communication and logistics of the enemy in the field of operations.
It can also be used to launch nuclear weapons, more specifically for regular nuclear strikes, making it one of the most terrifying, destructive and powerful firearms in the world. And these are exactly the weapons being transported to the border with Ukraine.
Watch videos of older Russian artillery drills: