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A photo allegedly showing the missile cruiser Moskva before sinking.

A photo allegedly showing the Russia's missile cruiser Moskva, the flagship of its Black Sea fleet, before sinking.

Photos Show Russian Warship Moskva After Alleged Missile Strikes

Mike Schuler
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April 18, 2022

Images and video emerged over the weekend allegedly showing damage to the Russian destroyer, Moskva, the flagship of the Russian Federation’s Black Sea fleet, after it was struck by what Ukraine and the United States claim were Ukrainian missiles.

The ship sank during a storm while it was being towed back to port, the Defense Ministry in Moscow last Thurday.

Ukraine says the ship was hit by two “Neptune” anti-ship cruise missiles, while Russia claims the ship sank after an ammunition explosion and all 500 crew had been evacuated.

gCaptain can not independently verify either sides’ claim, nor the authenticity of the photos and video below.

For comparison, here’s the Moskva pictured below in 2021:

The Russian Navy’s guided missile cruiser Moskva sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey June 18, 2021. Picture taken June 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik


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