At the time of the disaster, the ship was in neutral waters, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation admitted that the crew of the sunken cruiser Moskva participated in a “special military operation” in Ukraine, but the ship itself did not. This was confirmed by the response of the Black Sea Fleet military prosecutor’s office to the request of Gulnaz Urazayeva, the mother of the injured sailor, published on the Telegram channel Military Ombudsman.
The document, signed by the head of the administration department of the fleet’s military prosecutor’s office, Vadim Mikhailov, states that the ship on which Urazayeva’s son served “was not part of the forces (troops) involved in a special military operation and at the time of the disaster was in neutral waters “.
At the same time, military unit 84201, where the sailors of the sunken cruiser served Moscowwas included in the list of participants in the “special operation” to “ensure the possibility of social rights and guarantees, as well as the receipt of payments of the ship’s crew and members of their families.”
The prosecutor’s response did not specify when exactly the unit was included on the list.
Recall that on the night of April 14, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that the cruiser Moscow sank while being pulled after the explosion of bullets on the board.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine says the Black Sea Fleet flagship of the Russian Federation was hit by missiles Neptune.
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