The Moskva shipwreck sank after a fire and an explosion that Ukraine claimed was caused by one of its rockets, as an unseen satellite image shed new light on the deadly attack on the seabed. sea
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In a new satellite image, Russia’s flagship Moskva can be seen sinking after more than 500 crew members were killed.
The cruiser sank on Thursday after a fire and an explosion that Ukraine claimed was caused by one of its missiles.
Everyone on board, including the reported 510 Russian sailors, perished in the incident that remains shrouded in mystery.
Now a satellite image appears to mark the exact position of the ship after it was targeted. The cruiser seemed to be engulfed in yellow flames.
Anton Gerashchenko of the Kyiv Interior Ministry claimed that “the explosion was so powerful that the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet sank in a matter of minutes.”
He confirmed this comes from sources in Sevastopol, where the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is located.
Cruise missiles, of which 16 were on board, then exploded on board.
Gerashchenko declared “all the crew of the cruiser Moskva dead”.
The truth about the explosion was deliberately concealed by the leaders of the Russian Federation from the relatives of the crew members
But earlier reports said a Turkish ship had saved more than 50 people and that 14 sailors were believed to have flown to Sevastopol.
However, Russia said the ship was evacuated, but lives are believed to have been lost on board.
Many of the cars believed to have belonged to the sailors were still parked in the port of Sevastopol, suggesting that the occupants would not return to them.
The Moskva, Russia claims to have been towed underwater, appears to be closer to Sevastopol than where it was hit by a Ukrainian missile.
A ceremony was held for the ship and its crew in Sevastopol, as the crew’s relatives defied Russian orders not to attend.
A wreath was placed next to the statue of the Black Fleet that read: “To the ship and the sailors”.
Concerns have also emerged that nuclear weapons could be lying on the seabed after the Ukraine attack.
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The P-1000 “Vulkan” anti-ship missile, which can carry nuclear warheads, has been introduced Cruiser Moscow.
Ukrainian sources also said the ship’s captain, Captain Anton Kuprin, 44, was killed after the ship was hit by an anti-ship missile.
Anton Gerashenko said “died in an explosion and fire aboard the former flagship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation.
The official added: “We are merciless.”
His death has not been confirmed by Moscow on Kuprin, but Russia has not announced how many servicemen died in the war either.
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Rumors also circulated in the Ukrainian media that Admiral Igor Osipov, commander of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, was arrested for wearing civilian clothes.
The Mirror reports that Russia’s Black Sea flagship was badly damaged after a Ukrainian attack, in a significant setback for Vladimir Putin’s forces.
Moscow announced it was towing the warship back to port and claimed the missile attack was simply an exploding projectile on board but it sank under the tug “in a storm” not far from the port..
Ukrainian sources say that there is a real worry that there are several nuclear missiles on board the sunken ship off the coast of Sevastopol.
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