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The "Moskva" capsized and is sinking

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 14:20
The Moskva capsized and is sinking

Roman Petrenko – Thursday, 14 April 2022, 14:20

The Russian cruiser "Moskva" suffered significant damage in an attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. After the fire caused by the attack, the cruiser capsized and began sinking.

Source: Vladyslav Nazarov, speaker for the Pivden [South] Operational Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on Facebook


According to Nazarov: "In the Black Sea operational zone the cruiser "Moskva", the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, was severely damaged. There was a fire. Other units of the Russian fleet tried to help, but an ongoing storm and a powerful explosion of ammunition turned the cruiser over and it began sinking.

Even though the conditions for Russian landing are unfavourable, the threat of missile attacks both from the sea and from temporarily occupied Crimea remains."

Details: Nazarov also said that on 13 April Russian troops lost 54 soldiers and 8 units of equipment, including 2 self-propelled artillery units, 1 Grad multiple rocket launcher, and a T-72 tank on the Mykolayiv and Kherson fronts.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine also destroyed military equipment and a Russian ammunition depot.


  • The cruiser "Moskva" and the patrol ship "Vasiliy Bykov" of the Russian Black Sea Fleet were the ships that threatened the defenders of the Ukrainian island of Zmiinyi [Snake Island - ed.] Upon receiving the Russian request to surrender, Ukrainian border guards on Zmiinyi responded with a phrase that has already become legendary: "Russian warship, go f**k yourself!"
  • On the evening of 13 April, Ukrainska Pravda sources and the head of the Odesa Regional State Administration reported that Ukrainian Neptune anti-ship missiles has struck the Moskva missile cruiser belonging to the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
  • According to a source in the intelligence service, 4 Russian technical vessels came to the ship’s aid about 20 nautical miles away from the Zmiinyi island in a raging storm.
  • On 14 April, the Russian Defence Ministry confirmed that the missile cruiser "Moskva" was on fire, but the causes of the fire were not reported beside a message that "ammunition detonated for some reason."
  • The Russian Ministry of Defence continues to say that the ship remains afloat.