Russian sailors have been affected by the attack, but the numbers are unknown, a U.S. official said.
According to the United States, “Moscow” sank as a result of the Ukrainian invasion, the Washington Post reported on Friday, although the newspaper did not specify the specific organization used to destroy the largest Russian ship. Black Sea
On Thursday evening, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the ship “Moscow” sank when it was towed away by storm. Earlier, the Ukrainian military said the ship had been hit by two Neptune maneuvers. Moscow did not confirm these reports, only saying the unit was “on fire”.
Russian opposition activist Ilya Ponomariov confirmed the rescue of 58 sailors aboard the ship Thursday night to Friday night. “The ship’s crew numbered 510,” the politician said on Facebook.
“Moscow” is the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet and one of the most important warships in Russia. “The loss of a submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles, or Kuznetsov (Russia’s only aircraft carrier), is the only major blow to the Navy’s reputation in Russian society and the Navy’s reputation in Russian society,” CNN was quoted as saying. .
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