Pentagon considers loss of cruiser Moscow a “blow” to Russian navy

The ship was a key component of their efforts to establish naval dominance in the Black Sea, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday.

The Russian Navy’s flagship, Moskva, was lost in the sinking of the Black Sea on Thursday.Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that the strike was a “blow” to the Russian navy in the region.

A U.S. spokesman for the CNN channel said the ship was “a key component of their efforts to establish naval dominance in the Black Sea” because it would have implications for their “combat capabilities”.

Explosive blast

Wednesday through Thursday night, The Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged that the 186-meter-long missile ship was “severely damaged”. More than 500 of its crew were evacuated by a fire that exploded ammunition.

Maxim Marchenko, Ukrainian Governor of the Odessa Region He said for his part that the Ukrainian armed forces had attacked Moscow The “significant damage” was caused by the Ukrainian-made Neptune cruise missiles.

The demolition of the iconic building comes after the destruction of a warship and a fuel depot in Belgorod, Russia, in the Sea of ​​Azov at the port of Berdyansk in late March, which the Russians blamed for the Ukrainians. The helicopter attack was carried out within 40 kilometers of enemy territory.

Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, mocked Moskva as the famous “Russian military ship” that, at the beginning of the war, stationed a few Ukrainian soldiers on a small island in the Black Sea. The response on the radio was: “Russian military ship, hit you!”

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