Thriller as ‘useless’ captain of sunk Russian flagship Moskva filmed at ‘survivors’ parade as masses of sailors lacking

MYSTERY has surrounded the sunk Russian warship Moskva as Kremlin has launched a video showing to turn survivors together with the captain who was once reported useless after the hit.

Two days after the assault Russia claimed that the top of the Russian army had met the group of the send in Sevastopol however masses of sailors are nonetheless lacking.

The clip seems to turn Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, assembly with the group from the Moskva in SevastopolCredit score: Reuters

The clip additionally seems to turn Captain Anton Kuprin

The vessel was hit on Thursday

The vessel was once hit on ThursdayCredit score: AP

Vladimir Putin’s vessel sank on Thursday after a hearth and an explosion and consistent with Ukraine, its complete group of 510 sailors was once on board.

The destiny of the send’s group stays a thriller with Kyiv claiming “all of the group of the cruiser Moskva died” whilst Russia instructed the group was once evacuated and brought to the port of Sevastopol.

Russian experiences additionally stated the warship were underneath tow when it sank.

Previous experiences claimed a Turkish vessel rescued greater than 50 sailors.

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And now Russia’s Defence Ministry launched a 26-second video appearing the naval leader Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov, 60, addressing naval officials and seamen.

It was once unclear when the assembly happened or who’s in it.

Some of the officials provide resembled 1st rank Captain Anton Kuprin, commander of the Moskva, who the Ukrainians claimed were killed within the sinking plainly led to via a Neptune missile strike.

There have been experiences of an eight-hour fight to save lots of the send from sinking.

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There have been round 150 males visual at the Sevastopol parade floor, while the group of the warship had numbered 510.

It was once no longer made transparent why such a lot of have been lacking.

The lads have been covered up in a solution to give the influence of a big quantity provide at the parade floor.

There have been no references to any fatalities – but at a vigil the previous day within the town, there have been prayers for the misplaced sailors.

Nor have been there references to any wounded from fireplace and massive explosion which sank the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

The admiral was once proven on TV pronouncing: “The group of Moskva cruiser is on the primary base, hero town of Sevastopol.”

“Officials, midshipmen, contract body of workers will proceed provider within the Army.”

Conscript sailors at the Moskva could be relieved in their tasks within the close to long run, he stated.

On the other hand, this admission flies within the face of an assurance via Vladimir Putin that no conscripts – typically elderly 18 or 19 – have been concerned within the struggle.

“Obligatory [military] provider body of workers, consistent with the legislation, will likely be launched from Would possibly to July, and can go away to be placed on army sign up,” stated the admiral.


A TASS document of the assembly failed to say that the Moskva were sunk.

Every other document to start with instructed the “complete group” of the send was once evacuated however the phrase “complete” was once later got rid of.

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Ukrainian spokesman Anton Gerashchenko requested the place the lacking males have been.

And surprisingly state TV has no longer proven any pictures of the group arriving house. 

Prior to now Gerashchenko, claimed that “the explosion was once so sturdy that the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet sank in an issue of mins”.

He claimed to have heard this from assets in Sevastopol, the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

“It appears, because of the hearth, the warheads of the massive P-1000 cruise missile – Vulkan – detonated. And there have been 16 of them on board the cruiser.”

The day prior to this a transferring “mourning rite” was once held for the Moskva and its sailors in Sevastopol, its homeport, as relations of the group defied the Russian orders.

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It was once unofficial however there was once no point out of the quantity who had died, but it appeared transparent from this sombre rite presided over via a clergyman that there were a vital lack of existence.

A wreath was once positioned via a Black Fleet statue which learn: “To the send and the sailors”.

Satellite image showing the ship after it was hit

Satellite tv for pc symbol appearing the send after it was once hit

A memorial for the lost sailors was held in Sevastopol

A memorial for the misplaced sailors was once held in Sevastopol

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