The unenviable fate of the Russian Moskva cruiser was awaiting her for two reasons, military expert Vladimir Yevseyev believes.
First, Russian naval commanders should have taken into account her technical condition and age. The ship should not have been used in combat operations. Secondly, the cruiser approached the shore for a very close distance, which made it an easy victim for the enemy.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation had reported that the Moskva cruiser sank in the Black Sea while being towed to the port of Sevastopol. The damaged hull and the fire led to sad consequences. No other details have been reported about the cause of the sinking.
"In general, I would like to express my gratitude to our navy men, who fought for the survivability of the ship to the end. Many suffered from hypothermia, but they were then accommodated at the Marine Corps camp. If it was not for the tragic situation, the cruiser would have been brought to Sevastopol,” Yevseyev said in an interview with ukraina. ru publication.
The government commission will figure out who is to blame for the sinking of the cruiser, the expert concluded.