Extremely powerful weapons have been drawn to the Russia-Ukraine border.
Despite NATO’s urging of Russia to stop the actions of escalating tensions in the region, Moscow still asserted that, the Russian mobilization of troops inside its territory, this is entirely Russia’s internal affairs. Other countries, especially NATO and Ukraine, have absolutely no right to prevent Russia from moving troops, weapons, and military equipment inside its territory.
Based on satellite images, it can be seen that the extremely powerful weapons have been drawn to the Russia-Ukraine border. Just the artillery fire here, is enough to crush all efforts of NATO and Ukraine, if Moscow really wants to open fire.
Specifically, the Russian army has brought to the Russian-Ukraine border at least one battalion of self-propelled gun 2S3 Akatsiya. This is a 152.4 mm self-propelled gun of the Soviet Union was developed in 1968. This self-propelled gun has a maximum rate of fire of 4 rounds/minute, a maximum range of 18.5 km with conventional ammunition, up to 24 km with increased Rocket-assisted projectile.
Russia even brought to this hot spot two self-propelled artillery battalions of 2S19 Msta. This is Russia’s most modern self-propelled gun at the present time. The 2S19 Msta-S is a 152.4 mm self-propelled howitzer designed by Soviet Union, which entered service in 1989 as the successor to the 2S3 Akatsiya. The vehicle is based on the T-80 tank hull, but is powered by the T-72’s diesel engine. 2S19 Msta has a higher rate of fire than its predecessor, up to 10 rounds/min, an average rate of about 6 rounds/minute.
In the satellite images collected by the West, we can also see the appearance of the 2A65 Msta-B howitzer. This is a Soviet towed 152.4 mm howitzer. This weapon has been fielded in Soviet and Russian forces since at least 1987 and is currently in service with Russian front and army level artillery units. The 2A65 howitzer, like many pieces of Soviet artillery, is capable of firing nuclear artillery shells.
2A65 has a quite high rate of fire, up to a maximum of 6 rounds/minute, even though it is only loaded manually. The Russian Msta-B also has the advantage of being light weight, up to only 6.8 tons, making it easy to transport on the battlefield.