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Russia Moves in Heaviest Artillery to Shell Ukrainian Cities
More death, more war crimes
While Moscow claims that it is only firing on military targets, reports from the ground increasingly tell a different story.
Russia's indiscriminate shelling and bombing appears to be increasing- especially as Vlad the Invader Putin becomes more frustrated by his Army’s failures and the fierce Ukrainian resistance.
Now there are reports that the Kremiln is moving in its heaviest artillery, the 203mm self-propelled 2S7M Malka super guns.
In recent years this has weapon been greatly upgraded from the Soviet-era 2S7 Pion to include improved fire control system, better internal communications, and an improved a shell-loading mechanism.
The 2S7M is a beast, carrying seven troops. Its massive recoil requires it be dug tightly into the ground to fire.
The gun’s range is 23 miles (37.5km) for conventional rounds, but this can be extended to 34 miles (55km) with rocket-assisted shells.
It can fire high-explosive, concrete-busting, and even tactical nuclear rounds.
If Russia continues to target residential areas and civilian targets it could be considered evidence of Russian war crimes.
But that doesn't seem to be stopping Putin from using his heaviest artillery.