Russia hit the plant producing the missiles that sunk cruiser Moscow

KYIV, ($1=29.38 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — In an official statement on April 21, Ukroboronprom [an association of multi-product enterprises in various sectors of the defense industry of Ukraine] confirmed media reports that at around 1:30 a.m. on April 15, the Russian armed forces hit the workshops of the Zhulyan Machine-Building Plant Vizar, has learned. Ukroboronprom published its statement on its Facebook page.

Ukraine confirms Russia has struck R-360 Neptune AShM's workshops
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This plant is located in Vishnevo, Kyiv region. Until the time of the strike, the plant was producing components for the R-360 Neptune cruise missiles, which the Ukrainians claim hit the flagship of the Russian fleet – the missile cruiser Moscow, which we wrote about earlier.

The statement says: “On April 15, at about 1:30 a.m., Russia struck one of the missile companies of the state defense-industrial complex, the Zhulyansk Vizar Machine-Building Plant. This happened after the “exclusive demand” for Ukrainian production – just as claimed in fascist Russia – sank the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet worth up to $ 1 billion. These are two RK-360 rockets “Neptune” produced by a number of state and private enterprises, which destroyed the cruiser “Moscow” of the aggressor country.”

Either Neptune or S-300F missile sank the Russian cruiser Moscow
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In turn, the head of the Kyiv regional military administration, Lieutenant General Alexander Pavlyuk, said that on the night of April 15, the Russian armed forces attacked three sites in the Kyiv region at once. Pavlyuk did not specify what these objects are. But the head of the Kyiv OVA warns that Russian troops could strike again in the Kyiv region, and this poses a threat to the civilian population.

Neptune or S-300F

As we reported on April 14, the Russian missile cruiser Moscow is already at the bottom of the Black Sea. According to the Russian state news agency TASS, a fire broke out on the missile cruiser, which caused the explosion of the ammunition with which it was armed or transported. TASS reports that the entire crew of the ship was evacuated. Early in the morning of April 14, the Intelsky Twitter account wrote that the missile cruiser was already at the bottom of the Black Sea.

According to Ukrainian media, the local coastal anti-ship missile Neptune hit the Russian cruiser, causing an explosion and sinking of the ship. “It has been confirmed that the missile cruiser Moscow today went exactly where it was sent by our border guards on Snake Island!” Odessa governor Maksym Marchenko said in a Telegram message on Tuesday. “Neptune missiles guarding the Black Sea caused very serious damage to the Russian ship.”

Either Neptune or S-300F missile sank the Russian cruiser Moscow
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2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.

Russia rocket fire just killed over 30 civilians in Kramatorsk
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On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.

On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.

Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.


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