Russian military reporter Aleksandr ‘Sasha’ Kots showed off the Russian forces’ super-sized 2S4 “Tyulpan” (“Tulip”) 240mm self-propelled mortar specifically designed to destroy fortified positions, buildings, and infrastructure being used in Ukraine. Upon viewing the video, the Ukrainians managed to geolocate their positions and destroy the self-propelled mortar, leaving Kots to be an unlikely accomplice in the destruction of the Russian military equipment.
Kots, who works for Komsomolskaya Pravada, featured several clips of his report of the Tyulpan self-propelled mortars to be firing in the city of Severodonetsk. Severodonetsk is one of the new areas that had been the focal point of the fighting since Russia shifted its focus to completely liberate the Donbas region from the “Nazis,” a claim that has been proven to be false by most of the world’s independent media.
According to Kots, the Tyulpan was wreaking havoc upon the Ukrainian forces, and it was being used by Russian-backed separatists in Donbas to destroy a bridge. The Tyulpan was reportedly repositioned from Mariupol after they had “captured” the city. Several open-source data collectors monitoring the Russo-Ukrainian war have confirmed the presence of the 2S4 Tyulpan in Mariupol. It was photographed firing a shell at several targets in Mariupol. It is rumored that the weapon is responsible for many civilian killings in the besieged city.
The Pavlohradsky bridge across the Siversky Donets River between Severodonetsk and Lysychan'sk was destroyed by a Russian 240-mm heavy mortar 2S4 Tyulpan. Hit holes visible. The mortar was destroyed by Ukrainian soldiershttps://t.co/G8GxTdDk5F pic.twitter.com/eePYI8tlCn