The Armed Forces of Ukraine made public the record of negotiations with the cruiser Moskva, where two hits are confirmed. In addition, on the recording you can hear about the need to save the crew.
The audio recording was presented by the operational command of the South of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, where you can clearly hear a request for help from the Russian cruiser Moskva. The Russian radio operator informs the tugboats about two hits, the list of the ship and the need to rescue the crew:
“Moskva” 1st, two holes, the screw has become, buried, the slope is 30 degrees, it will lie on its side, I confirm that the hole is below the waterline, the bridge is cut off – it is silent, we are passively rescuing the crew.”
Recall that on April 13, Ukraine attacked the cruiser Moskva. The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that the ship did not sink as a result of the “detonation of ammunition” and the fire and “retains buoyancy”:
“As a result of a fire, ammunition detonated on the Moskva missile cruiser. The ship was seriously damaged. The crew was completely evacuated.”
However, later the department admitted that the flagship of the Russian fleet had sunk.
On the evening of April 13, the head of the administration of the Odessa region, Maxim Marchenko, said in a telegram channel that the cruiser was attacked by Ukrainian-made Neptune missiles and the ship received “very serious damage.” Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, also announced a fire on the ship, without specifying what caused the fire. On the morning of March 14, he announced that the cruiser Moscow had sunk.
On the sixth of May, our publication wrote, the frigate Admiral Makarovlocated in the area of u200bu200bSnake Island, the second in power after “Moscow”, hit by Ukrainian missiles “Neptune”, referring to the Ukrainian and world media, as well as information from the People’s Deputy of Ukraine Oleksiy Goncharenko. However, this information has not been officially confirmed.