- Sputnik Africa, 1920, 10.04.2023
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate and defend the inhabitants of the Donbass region, where people have been suffering from a blockade and regular attacks by the Kiev regime's forces since 2014.

Watch Russian Msta-S Howitzer in Combat Action in Special Op Zone

In early June, Kiev launched its long-promised counteroffensive. However, Ukrainian troops were not prepared for the stalwart defenses and drumfire of Russian artillery.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense published footage that shows Msta-S firing rounds at Ukrainian positions. Msta-S self-propelled howitzer was designed by Russian scientists as a tool to obliterate enemy troops and level hostile strongholds, as well as decimate command outposts in order to behead the adversary.
These guns proved to be quiet instrumental in various local conflicts, firing up to 8 rounds per minute with minimal range over 24 km.