The 187-meter-long giant from Putin’s Black Sea fleet lies on its side and in tatters on the seabed: the sonar recordings clearly show the missile silos from which the “Moskva” fired its guided missiles. Also on many Ukrainian cities and on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Two land-based “Neptune” anti-ship missiles of the Ukrainian Armed Forces hit the cruiser on April 14, causing massive damage. The Russian Navy was still trying to tow the mighty ship to the Black Sea port of Sevastopol – the “Moskva” sank on the way there.
Now these pictures, which all show the heavy defeat for Putin’s army, have been leaked. It is still uncertain: did the guided missile cruiser also have nuclear warheads on board? And: How many seamen of the 500-strong crew survived? How many dead are still in the wreck that the sonar devices now show?
The new images from the depths of the Black Sea also deliver a huge surprise: in the immediate vicinity of the wreck of the “Moskva” lies a 40-meter-long Mi-26 transport helicopter! That leaves military experts puzzled: did the Russian army command want to use this giant helicopter to rescue the last sailors from the burning guided missile cruiser? Or should the Mi-26 helicopter drop off firefighting crews?
But then something must have gone wrong with this helicopter mission south-west of the Crimean peninsula – the scenes that took place in the last minutes of the sinking “Moskva” were definitely dramatic. And the Kremlin will remain silent for a long time about how many people died in this catastrophe.