Russia’s Ministry of Defense has confirmed the sinking of the cruiser “Moscow” – World

The Ministry of Defense of Russia admitted that the cruiser “Moscow” sank. As the reasons for the sinking, RIA Novosti writes, the Russian Ministry states that it sank “during towing after the damage from the detonation”.

“During the towing of the cruiser Moscow to the port of destination, due to the damage to the hull obtained during the fire from the detonation of ammunition, the ship lost stability. “In the conditions of a stormy sea, the ship sank,” the statement reads.

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Recall, the first official information of the Ministry of Defense The Russian Federation, which appeared only at two o’clock in the morning between Wednesday and Thursday, and which was transmitted by RIA Novosti, says that the fire caused a partial detonation of ammunition.

According to the information from Ukraine, which appeared long before the announcement of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the cruiser Moscow was destroyed by the anti-ship missile Neptune, which was confirmed on the Russian Telegram channel.

Evaluations prevail that this is a “historic victory for Ukraine”, bearing in mind that this is a great loss for the Russian navy, whose “Moscow” was a trump card.

A month before the start of the Russian war in Ukraine in the article in Forbes magazine wrote is that the Russian naval cruiser “Moscow” is by far the most powerful warship in the Black Sea. If Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly ordered his troops to expand their war in Ukraine, leading a Black Sea Fleet ship, it would undoubtedly lead naval attacks.

The ship Moscow, it was written, is like a mobile rocket battery of 12,500 tons and 612 feet with almost 500 people. Now this boulder is at the bottom of the Black Sea, and the crew was allegedly evacuated, as the media reported earlier today.

This ship, wrote Forbes, has “enough anti-ship missiles to wipe out the entire Ukrainian navy and enough missiles for air defense to repel any imaginable air attack on the amphibious fleet of the Black Sea Fleet.” The value of “Moscow” for the operation in Ukraine could make it the main target of Ukrainian missiles, it was stated.

“Moscow” became part of the Soviet Navy back in 1982, the first in a class of three ships. Analysts saw “Moscow” and its “sisters” as an alternative to nuclear-powered Kirov-class battlecruisers. Both types functioned as heavily armed flagships for surface action groups that would, in the event of war, sail into the open ocean to oppose NATO warships.

The cruiser “Moscow” had the ability to accommodate 16 fixed launchers for anti-ship missiles P-1000 with a range of 300 miles, vertical tubes for 64 anti-aircraft missiles S-300 with a range of 56 miles, rail launchers for 40 missiles Axis for air self-defense plus a bunch of weapons – double 130-millimeter cannons that can hit targets 15 miles away plus self-defense cannons. Torpedo tubes and a helicopter complete its capabilities, the paper wrote.

The cruiser “Moscow” led the naval attack of the Russian navy on the Republic of Georgia in 2008, protecting three amphibious ships that landed one or two battalions of marines.

During the Russian invasion of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in 2014, this cruiser held a station in Donuzlav Bay. It was deployed to the Syrian coast in 2015 to protect Russian troops from possible air and sea attacks.

The old and allegedly vulnerable to fire, it was written, “Moscow” was returned to Sevastopol in the Crimea in 2016 for a three-year overhaul. It appeared with P-1000 anti-ship missiles instead of its older P-500. The overhaul extended her working life by a decade.

It was also written in January that the Ukrainian fleet is unable to resist because there is no submarine, and its only main surface fighter, the frigate “Hetman Sahaidachni”, lacks the main weapons. The only Ukrainian forces that could have any real hit on the cruiser Moscow are the new batteries of anti-ship missiles Neptune, it was written in January, which eventually happened.

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