The Moment Russian warship Moskva sunk in the Black Sea
Posted on: 18th April,2022
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Russia’s flagship Black Sea missile cruiser, the Moskva, has sunk after being “seriously damaged”.
Earlier in the conflict the Moskva gained notoriety after calling on Ukrainian border troops defending Snake Island in the Black Sea to surrender – to which they memorably radioed a message of refusal which loosely translates as “go to hell”.
Prior to the sinking, Russia’s defense ministry issued a statement saying “the vessel is seriously damaged.
On Thursday afternoon, it said a fire onboard had been contained and that it would be towing the warship back to port.
If the strike is proven to have come from a missile it “raises questions over the capabilities of the modernization of the Russian surface fleet: whether it had enough ammunition, whether it had engineering issues”.