Ukrainian hit led to the sinking of the Russian flagship cruiser “Moskva”
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s missile cruiser “Moskva,” hit by a Ukrainian Neptune anti-ship missile on April 13, 2022, was seriously damaged and began to sink after a powerful explosion of ammunition. The press service of the Operational Command South reported this on Facebook.
“In the Black Sea operational area, the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s flagship, the cruiser “Moskva,” was hit by a Neptune anti-ship missile and was seriously damaged. A fire broke out. Other ships wanted to assist, but a storm and a powerful explosion of ammunition capsized the ship and it began to sink,” the statement said.
At the same time, the command noted that although the conditions for Russian troops landing are not favorable, the threat of missile attacks on Ukraine from both the sea and the temporarily occupied Crimea remains high.