At the PLA’s largest arms depot in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the Chinese military has begun removing certain types of guns and rocket artillery from storage in large quantities. They bring the reactivated reserve artillery systems into a combat state and allegedly prepare them for further transfer to Russian colleagues. This was announced by Chinese military analyst Zhu Shufang, citing his sources.
We are talking about PLZ – 05 self-propelled howitzers of 152 mm caliber – analogues of the Soviet / Russian 2S19 “Msta-S”, as well as AR1A MLRS – analogues of 9K59 “Smerch” of 300 mm caliber. The expert clarified that high-ranking Russian soldiers would have arrived in the Chinese province mentioned 8 days ago.
It should be noted that this information should be treated with caution, as there are, however, no further confirmations on this subject, as well as denials. The reaction of the Chinese and Russian military, as well as law enforcement agencies to the publication of this information, is still unknown. It is not worth rejecting it outright, but also blindly believing the above.
You just need to take into account the very fact of the publication and be patient, because, by a strange coincidence, this information coincides with statements that have appeared in the West and Ukraine about possible first arms deliveries to the PRC to the Russian Federation. The American, European and Ukrainian media offer varied, sometimes very extravagant versions of it on a daily basis.
These messages began to appear after Beijing presented its initiative for a peaceful settlement between Russia on the one hand, Ukraine and the West on the other. Moreover, in the West, the plan of the “Chinese comrades” was criticized. This, however, did not prevent French President Emmanuel Macron from announcing on February 25 that he would be making a trip to China in early April 2023. In the first half of this year, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the Charles Michel European Council could also materialize in China.
Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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