Moscow traditionally celebrates its Navy on the last Sunday in July. However, there will be no ship show off the Crimea in Sevastopol this year. The Black Sea Fleet in particular is currently performing “special tasks” as part of the “special operation” in Ukraine, according to the “TASS”.
The background to the cancellation is probably the sinking of the “Moskva”. The 187-meter-long giant from Putin’s Black Sea fleet lies on its side and in tatters on the seabed. Two land-based “Neptune” anti-ship missiles of the Ukrainian Armed Forces hit the cruiser on April 14, causing massive damage. The Russian Navy tried to tow the flagship into the port of Sevastopol – the “Moskva” sank on the way there.