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Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Igbofam: 9:42pm On Apr 14
Russia’s flagship cruiser Moskva has sunk in “stormy seas” while being towed to a port in the Black Sea, the Russian defence ministry announced.

The Ukrainian southern military command claimed late on Wednesday to have struck the Moskva with Neptune anti-ship missiles, causing it to start sinking and forcing the crew to abandon ship.

Russia’s defence ministry initially denied reports that it had sunk and claimed the fires had been extinguished. Four Russian ships that had gone to the Moskva’s rescue were being hampered by stormy weather and by ammunition blowing up onboard, it said.

But late on Thursday, the ministry said in a statement: “The cruiser ship Moskva lost its stability when it was towed to the port because of the damage to the ship’s hull that it received during the fire from the detonation of ammunition. In stormy sea conditions, the ship sank”.

The crew were evacuated to other ships, the ministry said.

The apparent attack and sinking of the Black Sea Fleet flagship – 50 days after Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine – represents a symbolic blow to the Kremlin. The Moskva was the pride of Russia’s Black Sea naval fleet and the most prestigious vessel involved in the war against Ukraine.

“The sinking of the Moskva, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, is not just a significant loss, it is emblematic of the shambolic Russian military campaign,” said Michael Kofman, research programme director and Russia expert at the Center for Naval Analyses.


Commissioned in 1983, the ship was armed with 16 anti-ship Vulkan cruise missiles with a range of at least 440 miles (700km). According to reports, it was also carrying S-300 anti-air missiles, which are crucial to Russia’s air superiority over Crimea and Ukraine’s Kherson province, now occupied by Russian troops.

It is the most significant naval vessel to be sunk since the Argentinian cruiser General Belgrano was torpedoed by a British submarine, HMS Conqueror in 1982.

Western officials described the Ukrainian claims to have hit the Moskva with anti-ship missiles as “credible”. A senior US defence official noted that five other Russian vessels which had been as close or closer to the Ukrainian coast as the Moskva had moved at least another 20 nautical miles offshore after the explosion, suggesting an effort to get out of range of Ukrainian missiles.

The Moskva gained notoriety early in the war when the crew demanded the surrender of Ukrainian forces on Snake Island, prompting a riposte from border guards on the island: “Bleep you, Russian warship.”

The phrase instantly became a symbol of national defiance, and is now a universal meme. It has appeared on a new national postage stamp as well as on checkpoints, shop windows, Ukrainian military vehicles and private cars

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/14/russia-moskva-cruiser-sunk-stormy-seas-defense-ministry

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by immortalcrown(m): 9:45pm On Apr 14
Chei!
With all these features, Ukraine used a missile to sink it?

The story of David and Goliath is true.

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by railone(m): 9:49pm On Apr 14
If you read the capability of this ship on paper and how it's hyped like this... You would think it's the be all do all.

Small neptune missile, e fall yakata for sea bed.

Just like their overhyped tanks that can't withstand small javelin.

At this point, Russia is just North Korea with land mass. Convince me if I am wrong

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Igbofam: 9:53pm On Apr 14
Frustrated Putin will surely make some heads roll for this grin

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by GodHatesBigots(m): 9:53pm On Apr 14
Russia is winning grin grin

World Super Power LMAO grin

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Igbofam: 9:54pm On Apr 14
GodHatesBigots:
Russia is winning grin grin

Yes they are grin

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by sosanova: 9:57pm On Apr 14
grin grin grin
Russia has lost their biggest Warship on the Black Sea to a country (Ukraine) that doesn't have a Navy.
The Russian warship has sunk to the bottom of the sea and automatically became a submarine
Zelensky the comedian is really giving Putin nightmares
The missile used were Ukrainian made Neptune anti ship missiles, the US, UK and NATO made anti cruise missiles are even still yet to be handed over to Ukraine, Russia is in for a long costly and bleeding war.
grin grin grin

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by grandstar(m): 9:57pm On Apr 14
Frankly speaking, I see warships as sitting ducks. They are easy targets. They are very large and very slow compared to tanks or fighter jets for instance.

A rain of laser guided missiles from afar should be able to take one down.

Just my 2 cents. It's not my field.

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Honourable1901(m): 9:57pm On Apr 14
The bible says but some put thier trust in horses,they put thier trust in chariots..but we will put our trust in God,because victory is from God alone..

Because of one man's ego over 19,000 soldiers are dead,a beautiful city razed to dust,displaced millions because say you get one nukes

The bibles says again,fools say thier is no God

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by posty56: 9:57pm On Apr 14
I was waiting for nairaland to publish this since ,but they(mods) were to busy sucking Putin nut ,to post this, the funny thing the so called ship was equipped with anti-ship missile defense, I will say this again Russia is just hiding behind nukes,if not their army is weak, if want to see. better coverage of the Ukraine offense follow MaxDefence Philippines on Facebook

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by firefox4th(m): 9:58pm On Apr 14
The headline is a lie!!

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by sharpwriter(m): 9:58pm On Apr 14
So this war still dey go on; I think dem don sheath their swords ni.... abeg when dem go stop

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by sosanova: 9:58pm On Apr 14
Putin just embarrassing himself and exposing the military deficiency of the Russian military
Ukraine will now switch their focus to firing anti ship missiles to all Russia warships off the coast of Ukraine, more Russia warships will be sunk in the coming days.

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by FutureIsFemale(f): 9:58pm On Apr 14
Ok

#JusticeForToyosi

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Risingblue008(m): 9:58pm On Apr 14
D

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by eedimo(m): 9:58pm On Apr 14
Has Russia been overated all along? undecided

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by DoctorOlasDesk: 9:58pm On Apr 14
Good

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by yrex01(m): 9:59pm On Apr 14
Na why I like russia bout this war, they always come out plain even gave estimates of soldiers lost in war but till tomorrow wester makes it look like nothing spoil for ukrain just to make country like Finland n co end like ukrain.
Evil west

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by JimohMomoh: 9:59pm On Apr 14
The ships of the Black sea fleet are protected by S400, S300 and other advance mobile air defences which are hyped by Putin's puppets on Nairaland.

Israel regularly strikes military targets in Syria despite air defences installed by Russia, these clearly shows there are loopholes in those expensive toys.

Russia is threatening to destroy parliamentary and other important buildings in Kyiv if cities in Russia are hit with missiles, does it mean he doesn't believe in it's air defences.

If Ukraine receive those switch blade drones from the U.S then the casualty on Russian side will be enormous because those suicide drones fly at low altitude and are difficult to spot on radar.

Only time will tell if the number of Russian soldiers killed and military equipments destroyed will benefit Kremlin in the long run

SarkinYarki:


We know it was American stealth missiles that hit that ship ..there is no way that that Ukrainian copy called Neptune could have hit this ship

Always looking for excuses to defend incompetency

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Heffalump(m): 9:59pm On Apr 14
If God can perform David and Golliath miracle, he can do same this time between Russia and Ukraine.

People will be amazed how Russia will be defeated in this war. The war is not also physical but spiritual from all that has been happening.
The Ukrainians are already taking strategic positions in anticipation for Russian onslaught from the compromised Eastern flank.

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Lovenorth: 9:59pm On Apr 14
Expect aggressive Russian response

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by JooEeL(m): 9:59pm On Apr 14
Russia no get time for propaganda.

Saying it as it is.

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Dare1971(m): 10:00pm On Apr 14
Was is never the answer

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Simonemmy: 10:00pm On Apr 14
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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Maynman: 10:00pm On Apr 14
The ship is a mini submarine ; it didn’t sink grin

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Jokerman(m): 10:00pm On Apr 14
End this War

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Udemzy05: 10:00pm On Apr 14
railone:
If you read the capability of this ship on paper and how it's hyped like this... You would think it's the be all do all.

Small neptune missile, e fall yakata for sea bed.

Just like their overhyped tanks that can't withstand small javelin.

At this point, Russia is just North Korea with land mass. Convince me if I am wrong

You call javelin small?

Haba

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Elidrisy20: 10:00pm On Apr 14
Ukraine 1 vs Russia 100

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by Zimzy(m): 10:01pm On Apr 14
How can this be? Almighty Russia and their priceless ship? This can be liken to David using a stone to kill Almighty and dreaded Goliath.

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Re: Russia Confirms Moskva Ship Has Sunk After Reported Ukrainian Missile Strike by mamawa123: 10:01pm On Apr 14
This war really expose Putin and Russia as a country

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