The Russian cruiser Moskva was severely damaged after Ukrainian forces fired Neptune missiles at the warship while it patrolled the Black Sea.
It is beginning to look like Putin bit off more than he can chew.
The Russian Navy’s Black Sea flagship has suffered major damage and the crew has abandoned the ship, state media said late Tuesday in reports following Ukrainian claims of hitting the ship with a missile strike.
Ukrainian officials claimed that shore-based anti-ship guided missiles hit Moskva which had been operating from the Black Sea Fleet’s headquarters in Sevastopol.
Nice ship you got there; would be a shame if something “happened” to it.
“It has been confirmed that the missile cruiser Moskva today went exactly where it was sent by our border guards on Snake Island!” Odesa governor Maksym Marchenko said in a Telegram message on Tuesday. “Neptune missiles guarding the Black Sea caused very serious damage to the Russian ship.”
There’s a lot of propaganda coming out of the Ukraine war, but the fact the Odesa governor is confirming the attack likely means the story it true. It’s arguably a Feel-Good Saturday post.