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Meet the Moskva: How Ukraine Nearly Sank Russia’s Black Sea Flagship

Moskva
"Moskva" ("Moscow") (ex-"Slava", which means "Glory") is the lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class of guided missile cruisers in the Russian Navy. This warship was used in the 2008 Russia-Georgia War. The Black Sea. Sevastopol bay. This photo was taken from a boat.

Early reports indicate that the Russian cruiser Moskva, flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, has been severely damaged or possibly sunk (NOTE: most reports at present indicate it was seriously damaged at the time of this writing) after a fire and explosion. Ukrainian authorities announced yesterday that the ship had been struck by two Neptune anti-ship missiles, and Russian officials have confirmed that the ship suffered a fire and that the crew has been evacuated. One report indicated that the Moskva air defense system was distracted by a Ukrainian TB2 drone, facilitating the missile strike. According to this report, Moskva then rolled onto her side. If the loss of the ship is confirmed, she will be the largest warship destroyed in combat since the sinking of the Argentinian cruiser General Belgrano (the former USS Phoenix) in the Falklands War in 1982. However, the full details of the attack may not be known for several days.

Moskva, one of three Slava class cruisers, was prominently displayed by the Russian navy in the run-up to the war.  She and her two sisters (Marshal Ustinov, and Varyag) deployed to the Mediterranean in a show of force presumably intended to intimidate NATO, after which Moskva returned to the Black Sea.

Moskva displaces over 11,000 tons at full load and can make 32 knots at top speed. She and her two sisters were completed in 1982, 1986, and 1989 respectively at Mykolaiv shipyard in what is now Ukraine. Mykolaiv has recently seen heavy fighting as Ukrainian forces stopped a Russian mechanized advance along the coast of the Black Sea.

The Slava-Class: A History

The Slavas were initially constructed to attack US carrier battle groups, carrying a visually striking set of massive missile canisters on each flank of the superstructure. These canisters carry the P-500 Bazalt missile which, with a range of some 300 miles, could be coordinated and directed by independent platforms (such as a maritime surveillance aircraft). Salvos of the missiles could communicate with one another to detect and attack their targets. However, these missiles have not been upgraded to attack land targets and there is no indication that Moskva has fired missiles against Ukrainian targets.

Moskva’s defensive armament includes S-300 “Grumble” surface-to-air missiles with a range of about sixty miles, anti-submarine mortars and torpedoes, and Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) designed to protect from missile attacks.

Her most important weapon against Ukraine might have been the twin 130mm gun, capable of firing in excess of 10 rounds per minute to a range of more than 20 kilometers.  This fire could devastate land-based installations, whether in preparation for an amphibious assault or independently.

Moskva’s War Record in Ukraine 

Moskva most notable participation in the Russian invasion came at the Battle of Snake Island, one of the most famous events of the war.  She and another Russian warship began to bombard the island on February 24, then sent a message to the Ukrainian defenders demanding surrender.  One Ukrainian soldier immortalized the moment by replying “Russian warship, go f*ck yourself!”  The Ukrainian contingent was captured after a brief bombardment but later released in a prisoner exchange.

What Really Happened to the Moskva? 

We will need more detail about the Ukrainian attack in order to come to any useful conclusions about what this means for the future of naval warfare.  There seems to be little question that UAVs such as the TB2 will have an important role in the future of maritime strike, and the ways in which Ukrainians may have used the UAV to distract Moskva’s crew from the main attack will certainly deserve additional study.

It also bears mention that many analysts of naval affairs have argued for a long time that large, expensive surface warships like Moskva represent more of a vulnerable liability than a lethal asset. On the other hand, some will argue that Moskva is the exception that proves the rule; major warships are vulnerable when they are poorly defended and not equipped with the most modern defensive weaponry.

The apparent attack of Moskva represents a humiliating defeat for the Russian navy, which had already suffered a catastrophe after losing an Alligator class amphibious assault ship to fire last month.

A significant Russian asset, Moskva made only a trivial military contribution to the war while producing two of the greatest Ukrainian propaganda victories of the conflict.

Now a 1945 Contributing Editor, Dr. Robert Farley is a Senior Lecturer at the Patterson School at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Farley is the author of Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force (University Press of Kentucky, 2014), the Battleship Book (Wildside, 2016), and Patents for Power: Intellectual Property Law and the Diffusion of Military Technology (University of Chicago, 2020).

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Dr. Robert Farley has taught security and diplomacy courses at the Patterson School since 2005. He received his BS from the University of Oregon in 1997, and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2004. Dr. Farley is the author of Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force (University Press of Kentucky, 2014), the Battleship Book (Wildside, 2016), and Patents for Power: Intellectual Property Law and the Diffusion of Military Technology (University of Chicago, 2020). He has contributed extensively to a number of journals and magazines, including the National Interest, the Diplomat: APAC, World Politics Review, and the American Prospect. Dr. Farley is also a founder and senior editor of Lawyers, Guns and Money.

46 Comments

46 Comments

  1. Alex

    April 14, 2022 at 8:19 am

    I think that a large US landing ship was also hit by Somali missiles, which is why there was a big fire on it. Don’t believe? And I was told so from Somalia.
    Printing unverified information, even if it turns out to be true, is a sign of the worst journalist.

  2. Illurion

    April 14, 2022 at 8:44 am

    Dear Alex:

    Get a life.

    Either you don’t really exist, and are a Russian Intelligence Troll using a fake screen-name, who is assigned to harass the REAL people on this website,

    or

    You are just another “unemployed russian loser” living in his parents basement, with no friends, no life, no skills, and obviously, no knowledge, who continually posts on this website out of boredom, and for kicks.

    As for the “US Landing ship” that was damaged by fire, NOTHING YOU WROTE IS TRUE.

    There WAS a US Landing Ship that was destroyed by a fire while it was under repair in the US Navy Yard in San Diego, California.

    But that happened last year in the USA, not in Somalia.

    Please stop lying.

    The other day, on another post about the UK donating “anti-ship missiles” to Ukraine, you Alex, wrote similar lies, and stated that the ships of the Russian Black Fleet cannot possibly be hurt by the Ukrainians.

    Now the Ukrainians have damaged, and probably sank the FLAGSHIP of the Russian Fleet.

    If the Ukrainians can hit ONE ship, they can hit ALL ships.

    You really should try to get a Girlfriend, Alex.

    While you still have time.

  3. Alex

    April 14, 2022 at 9:06 am

    The Ukrainian troll is so stupid that he didn’t even understand the sarcasm about Somalia. Ukraine is Somalia in Europe. I will answer for the last time: I do not communicate with brainless Bandera Nazis. You don’t have to waste your time and write to me no more. For me, you are just clowns who are waiting for the court, which will definitely be cash for everyone, wherever you are.

    On the subject: Neptune missiles are a Ukrainian modification of the old Soviet Kh-35 missile. To sink a huge cruiser, you need at least 5-10 of these missiles and the detonation of P-1000 missiles. At the moment we have: fire and detonation of several torpedoes. At the same time, 16 huge rockets remained unharmed. The fire has been extinguished, the ship is afloat, the crew is healthy. This is the same fake about the sinking of the cruiser, like the allegedly unsurrendered border guards from Zmeiny Island, who are alive and well, are in Russia and curse the authorities in Ukraine, which abandoned them and “buried” them. Zelensky personally awarded them “posthumously”. A clown and a drug addict cannot be president.

  4. Eric

    April 14, 2022 at 9:45 am

    Alex says everything is fine, it’s all going according to plan, Bandera Nazis, blah blah blah. We wondered where you went Alex, with not posting 40 times yesterday. Anyway, you are a terrible person, supporting Russian war crimes against Ukraine. But at least we have a perspective of a person who has been brainwashed by the Kremlin’s propaganda. We know you love big brother; your struggle is complete.

  5. Alex

    April 14, 2022 at 9:51 am

    And now a little more truth that “journalists” with master’s and doctoral degrees cannot find (apparently, the degrees are also fake):

    The names of Western curators of Ukrainian biological laboratories are known.

    Names of American and European employees of the Ukrainian Science and Technology Center (USTC), which was engaged in research in the interests of the US military biological program:

    The post of Executive Director of the STCU is held by US citizen Curtis Belayach. Born August 27, 1968 in California, studied at the California University of Management. Anderson. He has a master’s degree in international finance and has been working in Ukraine since 1994.

    The EU USTC Chairman of the Board is Eddie Arthur Mayer. From the US, the work of the center is supervised by Phil Dolliff, who in the State Department holds the position of Deputy Advisor to the Secretary for International Security and WMD Nonproliferation Programs.

    documents confirm the connection of the USTC with the Pentagon through Black & Veatch, the main contractor for the US military. In particular, Moscow has at its disposal the correspondence of the vice-president of the firm Matthew Webber, where he expresses his readiness to cooperate with the USTC on military biological research in Ukraine.

    Since 2014, the USTC has completed over 500 projects in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and Azerbaijan.

    The US Department of State and the Pentagon are US customers and sponsors of the USTC, and funding also comes through the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Departments of Agriculture, Health and Energy.

    The USTC is headquartered in Kyiv and has regional offices in Baku, Chisinau and Tbilisi, as well as Kharkov and Lvov.

    In March, three Ukrainian drones equipped with chemical sprayers were found in the Kherson region, there is information that Ukraine has purchased 50 such drones.

    The Ukrainian engine-building enterprise Motor Sich asked the manufacturers of Turkish Bayraktar drones about the possibility of spraying aerosols from them, which is of concern in the context of the American military biological program.

    As we see, the truth breaks out and it’s wonderful.

  6. Shades

    April 14, 2022 at 11:22 am

    The attack on the Moskva demonstrates two immediate thoughts for me: (1) if a UAV distracted the crew from the main attack, poor crew combat training by the Russian Navy. Combat crews in any ship’s CIC must be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. Situational awareness of all threats within 360 degrees of the ship is paramount; (2) poor fire fighting training of the crew of the Moskva. Fires are the # 1 threat to any ship. Remember the USS Cole in Aden and the USS Stark in the Persian Gulf. Both ships were attacked and survived due to proper fire fighting training of their crews and ship construction to localize and seal off damaged flooding sections of the ships.

  7. Jim Higgins

    April 14, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Alex is the first Russian Bot that I have ever knowingly encountered. Mad Vlad will not live forever.

  8. Skaldewolf

    April 14, 2022 at 11:56 am

    So, either Ukraine managed to sneak an SSM through Moskvas defences (seaskimmer missiles might be able to do that, maybe running without a search radar, guided by the drone, idk) or the russians actually managed to set their own flagship on fire either by sheer negligence or a misfired missile (fired on the drone).
    No matter what, a fire onboard a ship is no laughing matter, even less so, when you have parked a shitton of explosives and fuel on deck. Ask Akagi how that went for her.

  9. Abraham Lincoln

    April 14, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Alex is a Russian, and we should understand that the Russians and Chinese routinely hire people to come onto American web sites, particularly conservative ones, and they try to spread Russian propaganda. Some very popular comments sections on American conservative web sites have enormous numbers of Russian commenters, all pretending to be Americans, demanding that the US ignore Ukraine and instead retreat to within its own borders. The main goal of Russian/Chinese intelligence in these commenters are to weaken the support for the US government. So when you see obviously wacko people in comment sections advocating for civil war in the US, or that the US government is a dictatorship and all effort must be focused on getting rid of the US government, or the CDC is misleading people about how Ivermectin works, blah blah, these are usually Russian or Chinese commenters trying to persuade Americans to hate their own government

  10. Vladolph Putler

    April 14, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Bayraktars were hunting for Russian ships. Their max altitude keeps them above the AA capabilities of most of the Black Sea fleet. So when one was shot down just off the coast of Crimea, radar may have painted a missile path to Moskva. Stupid move.

    Ukraine had been developing the Neptun systems for some time, and it remained in question how many may have been completed (or destroyed). Clearly they are still operational. In what depth? Who knows. As many as they can make and keep, to be sure.

    Once generally located, drones worked to further pinpoint location. Russia engaged in full EW countermeasures, dazzling US GPS systems etc. But most missile systems of this type do not fully rely on GPS, and scouting drones can locate by vector and distance. Onboard inertial guidance combined with terminal radar and maneuver doomed the ship. I’m sure rough seas did not help, and were not a mistake for timing this attack.

    How bad was it? Bad. There are claims that the fire was put out by the vessel capsizing. How would one know it was so bad? Russian media has shared that the crew abandoned ship. Clearly it was BAD.

    Without the high altitude systems of the Moskva, smaller vessels will be at *severe* risk from guided small munitions drone strikes from Bayraktars, and possibly other fixed wing drones.

    As an aside, Russian propaganda has gained alarming traction among “conservatives” and “liberals” on the extreme ends of the political spectrum. Many have become completely indoctrinated. Patriotism today, is to avoid extremism and embrace tolerance of our neighbors. Even when they are being stupid. Cohesion brings STRENGTH to a free people. “Mainstream” may be a circus, but stray too far and it’s probably foreign funded misinformation these days.

  11. CK

    April 14, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Alex: “I do not communicate with brainless Bandera Nazis.”

    Proceeds to spend his entire time communicating with such “nazis” multiple times a day, day and night, all day every week.

    What an idiot.

  12. Free world citizen

    April 14, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    The Russian defense ministry has just announced that the Moskva has officially sunk in the Black Sea. Slava Ukraini!

  13. James

    April 14, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Alex… even your trash communist government admitted the flagship named after your trash capital is now sunk… 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  14. James

    April 14, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    Imagine being the 2nd largest military and getting your ass kicked for 50 days and now getting your flagship warship sunk. Happy 50 day anniversary present!!!! 🤣🤣🤣 the world laughs at how much russia military sucks. I bet USD $100 Alex the alcoholic russian troll doesnt reply to this article again. 🤣 “if i dont look it didnt happen”

  15. L'amateur d'aéroplanes

    April 14, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Gotcha 👍

    @Alex. Do you have delirium tremens? An American ship hit by a Somali missile? In which alternate universe? You would have said Yemeni, Iraqi or Iranian, it would have been less stupid.

    Regarding the cruiser Moskva, it is by far the largest warship sunk following a combat action since 1945.

  16. Vlad Pukin

    April 14, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    You need to change your title and leave off “nearly”. They sank it.

  17. Vladolph Putler

    April 14, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Just to be clear: This was not the Russian flagship. It was the Russian flagship of the Black Sea Fleet.

    Outside of the Black Sea, Russia has two more Slava class cruisers. Their carrier is a total bucket, so “flagship” would probably fall to one of their two Kirov class battle cruisers. Which for context, displace about double the Slava class.

  18. James

    April 14, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Ahhh gotcha, still… good riddance 👍

  19. Illurion

    April 14, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    The main point to remember here is that THE MOSKVA ACTUALLY SANK TODAY.

    The USS Stark was attacked in 1987 by ONE Iraqi Exocet Missile – 37 DEAD, 21 WOUNDED.

    The USS Cole was attacked in 2000 by ONE Iranian terrorist bomb – 17 DEAD, 39 WOUNDED.

    Both ships survived, and both ships are still in active service with the US Navy.

    Both the Exocet Missile, and the Iranian Bomb, WERE NOT NEARLY AS POWERFUL AS “EACH” OF THE “TWO” UKRAINIAN MISSILES THAT SANK THE MOSKVA.

    The Kremlin MUST be lying when they state that “ALL OF THE CREW WERE EVACUATED.”

    There is NO WAY, that there are not a large number of dead Russian Sailors from this incident.

  20. Him

    April 14, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    This all shows that Russian trolls like Alex, and the Russian soldiers and sailors, show the same common characteristics – the inability to think intelligently. That is what 100 years of Communist and Putin-Totalitarianism does to four generations of Russians. It produces Russians that can eat, sleep, copulate – but their thinking is like a slave. They only follow the commands of their Masters, who themselves are slaves to the big dictator.

    How does a nation remain under brutal dictators for 100 years, and the Russian people do not fight for their internal freedom? It is because the people do not think. No ability to think independently.

    And why is that? Because the ability to think independently is not something you train someone to do. It is a matter of a person’s heart, soul and spirit. That has been crushed in Russians by being bred for 100 years as slaves of dictators.

    The sign that Russians have no thinking ability, is this:

    1) They think that people living under 100 years of brutal dictators is NORMAL human living. Ha ha.

    2) They think their Russian brain logic – formed by Communist dictators, is normal thinking, ha ha.

    3) They think that seeing the world wanting to attack them, is normal thinking. It’s a sign of paranoia. Ha ha.

    Have you ever seen videos of dogs who have been brutalised all their lives, and the dog cowers and growls at people. That is the Russian soul. Because they have been brutalised for 100 years of breeding inside a big national prison.

    That is how Russians think – like brutalised dogs. When you try to pat them, they think you are attacking them.

    Russians, when they seen NATO building itself as a DEFENSIVE force, the Russians act like brutalised dogs and think NATO wants to attack them.

    When a Russian’s mind thinks like a brutalised dog, hit and beaten by its dictators since they were puppies – for 100 years – and you tell them NATO is for defence, the Russian warped mind rejects that, and cannot understand.

    The brutalised dog growls. Alex acts tough spouting Putin’s propaganda – but, deep in his soul, Alex is acting like a dog that has been brutalised since puppy. Cannot think normal. Can only think like Soviets because of 100 years of Communist indoctrination.

    Even after they were let out to have holidays in the West, the Russians thinking never changed. The Russians think like prisoners, thinking everyone wants to attack them.

  21. James

    April 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    100% … what i want to know is where Alex’s family burrial plot is. I want to ensure their graves are thoroughly pissed and shat on. Anyone who supports the communists invasion of freedom and peace loving Ukraine is not human, level is lower than a cockroach. Hey Alex, where are your dead relatives burried? Or do you guys just drop them off at the garbage dump?

  22. James

    April 14, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Putin’s biggest fear is that Ukraine becomes a success, where people are happy, prosperous and free. Then the average brainwashed russians might think… why not me as well?

  23. Yeah yeah yeah

    April 14, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Dr Farley, the part-time incognito vietcong sank the imperial escort carrier, USS Card, in saigon in 1964 with nothing morr than hand-carried explosives. How about that.

  24. James

    April 14, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    How about i take a big shit on your moms grave 🤣 remember u can say anything to try to deflect from the reality in UKR. This just in… communist masters admit communist warship sank because of UKR attack…

  25. James

    April 14, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Imagine coming to clean your family grave site and seeing shit smeared in every letter and number 🤣 will you clean my shit from your family tombstones? If you think you can troll… my troll is 100% new level. You communist brainless orcs are levels below. Never forget… this is the end or the soviets x2

  26. James

    April 14, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    If your mom is alive.. i’ll piss i her mouth and she will thank me as u watch.. communist pussy.

  27. L'amateur d'aéroplanes

    April 15, 2022 at 3:21 am

    USS Card ? Juste une planes transport. Raised 19 May and towed to Subic Bay, then to Yokosuka for repairs. He returned to service on December 11, 1964.

  28. James Thomas

    April 15, 2022 at 4:11 am

    Alex. Your country is led by kleptocrats that take money from state and enriches themselves. Had Russia been a led properly it would have been Europe’s richest country, producing and exporting all kind of high tech goods to all the world. It didn’t even have to import raw materials. Life expectancy in Russia hardly pass the age of 55 before they die. Even the legal system is not independent. So tragic. And now no one wants to have anything to do with them. Just like Germany i ’46…… No one (expect for Russians) wants to live under Russian rule. That’s why we have Nato. That’s why the Ukrainians will fight to the last man. (They have 20 million of them). How many young Russian conscripts is Putin going to send into that meat grinder called Ukraine? (why am I writing all this – you know it already…)

  29. CK

    April 15, 2022 at 8:14 am

    All things said, you have to laugh when someone refers to Russia today as Communist.

  30. thelaine

    April 15, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Wow. Alex the Slave got awfully quiet after Russia confirmed that their cruiser sunk to the bottom of the sea. Only the fish can see it now.

    As soon as you get new instructions from your master and finish your turnip stew, please come back and explain it all to us Alex. Remember, you are poor, and always will be poor, until your last day, because in Russia there is no hope. Enjoy your life. Talk to you soon.

    Love,

    America

  31. James

    April 15, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    Russians today are still communists / soviet / ussr loving (at the very least in their mentality). They still think eastern europe belongs to them as when they made their deal w the nazi to carve up europe. Only started fighting the nazi after hitler turned on them. So they are the original nazi lovers. They also think the west / nato is “out to get them”. Nato only exists because the russians are such cunts.

  32. Dan Farrand

    April 15, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    I would like to see actual proof that the ship was hit my neptune AS missiles.

    I note that the US has lost $20 billion worth of ships over the last several years to incompetence. Most recently a 3.5 billion amphibious warfare ship was lost to arson while sitting dockside in port.

    The Ship may very well have been hit my missiles, I would just like some proof beyond Ukraines dubious commitment to truthful reporting.

    I also not that Neptunes have 300 pound warheads and subsonic speed. If those were the cause of the sinking, it speaks more to very lucky hit on a magazine and/or terrible damage control and/or a 40 year old ship in very poor state of repair – perhaps all 3

  33. Alex

    April 15, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    I don’t know what the US wants from Russia and the people of Russia, if 84% of Russians support their power and are ready for anything, unlike the peoples of the West. To understand where the devil comes from and who he is, you should read the statement of the Satanic Church of the USA (this is a legal organization in the United States). They declared that they support Ukraine and will do everything in their power for a war with Russia.
    On the subject: Strange, even the Pentagon does not know about the Neptune missiles, but writers, as always, have fantasy ahead of information from the Pentagon.

  34. Illurion

    April 15, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    The Ukraine government says intercepted Russian communications indicate that the Captain of the Moskva is dead and went down with the ship.

  35. James

    April 15, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Lots of dead russians feeding the fish of the black sea 🤣

  36. Sully

    April 15, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Mr. Farley, you need to conduct actual research before you write.

  37. Alex

    April 15, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Sally: Mr. Farley has an order without which he won’t get paid.

  38. CK

    April 15, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Agreed. This article is factually incorrect. Ukraine didn’t NEARLY sink the Moskva. They SANK the Moskva. Needs editing asap.

  39. Alex had another bad day

    April 15, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Sounds like that thing went up faster than a T72 tank with a bunch of russian tools in it. Keep that head up, alexis. The YouTube video of a suicide drone landing on your forehead is going to be great.

  40. Alex

    April 15, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Pentagon: We cannot confirm a missile attack on the cruiser Moskva.
    US military analyst: 7-10 missiles are needed to sink the cruiser Moskva.
    Bandera Nazi: We sank the cruiser Moscow! Fat dropped!
    In fact, the Bandera Nazis first welded their only ship to the pier, and then they themselves drowned it. The name of this poor ship is Sahaidachny.

  41. Davod

    April 16, 2022 at 12:07 am

    How does the Belgrano compare to the Moskva?

  42. CK

    April 16, 2022 at 5:43 am

    Alex: The Pentagon literally confirmed it has been sunk you gormless cockwomble.

    Always the Russian way, if something bad happens, but-but-but, something bad happened to this other cruiser too! The Belgrano was sunk too! The Sahaidachny was scuttled! See? Other ships sink too! The Americans lost in Afghanistan! See? Other countries lose too.

    Yeah, that really makes you look better. So much so. Go drink more Vodka Alex.

  43. sarsfield

    April 16, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    those large missile boxes on that ship are very exposed – probably armored but still….one lucky hit and the missile warhead and propellant goes up fast. Aren’t those missiles dual capable nuke/HE? IF so were any nukes deployed? any radiation leaks or need to salvage nuke warheads from sea bottom? Did a radiation leak from a compromised warhead precipitate the evac of the crew?

  44. Ed

    April 17, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Funny, apparently only 1 missile was needed to sink the Moskva. One missile that got through and hit their weapons stores and caused a fire with additional explosions. No proof that the send missile was actually needed.

    Moskva’s dead. Huge Russian failure.

  45. Blah

    April 18, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    This is new Russian Technology:
    They change ship to submarine !

  46. CK

    April 18, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Russian warship: What are you sinking?

    Russian warship: valiantly and heroically intercepts two Ukrainian missiles, destroying them with its hull!

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