Watch the exactly Neptune missile shot that sank the Moskva ship

KYIV, UKRAINE — Do you remember the Russian ship Moskva? The missile cruiser, the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, was sunk on April 13, 2022. Ukrainian forces allegedly used unmanned water drones and anti-ship missiles to sink the Moskva. Ukrainian sources claim that the anti-ship missiles used were R-360 Neptunes.

Watch the exactly Neptune missile shot that sank the Moskva ship
Video screenshot April, 13, 2023

A video has appeared on the network that allegedly captured the moment of the launch of one of the two missiles involved in the sinking of the Russian missile cruiser Moskva. cannot confirm the claims of the author who shared the video. However, on April 13, the Ukrainian publication Ukrainska Pravda published a photo of the R-360 Neptune coastal battery. The newspaper claims that this was the shot that sank the Russian ship Moskva.

Watch the exactly Neptune missile shot that sank the Moskva ship
April 13, 2022 shared photo

If we compare the video shared today with the photo from April 13, 2022, we can see that the video and the freeze frame of the photo match. The video recorded two shots of an R-360 Neptune anti-ship missile.

What happened on April 13, 2022?

Russia hit the plant producing the missiles that sunk cruiser Moscow
Photo credit: The Moscow Times

On April 13, the Russian missile cruiser Moskva stood in the Black Sea about 120 km from the coast. Ukraine had no over-the-horizon radars at the time of the Russian invasion, and ordinary radar cannot show targets at such a distance. The Russians knew this, so they felt quite safe.

However, at about 16:00 on April 13, the operator of the R-360 Neptune complex received very unexpected data – the usual radar showed a large target. At that time, the Russian cruiser unexpectedly entered the zone of the defeat of the Ukrainian missiles by itself. And as soon as it was registered, two R-360 Neptunes were launched at once.

At the time, the Ukrainian armed forces had no information on whether the two missiles fired or the one missile fired managed to hit the ship. Kyiv has Bayraktar TB2 drones, but the operators, for obvious reasons, refuse to take off. The reasons: above the clouds, they would see nothing, and below the clouds – 100 percent would be shot down. Later, however, from other “intelligence sources,” Kiev received confirmation of the successful hit.

About R-360 Neptune

In 2019, the Ukrainian Design Bureau “Luch” developed the R-360 Neputn anti-ship missile. In the same year, Ukraine conducted live firing tests. In June of the same year, Ukraine held state tests.

According to the Ukrainian government, the Neptune missile system is designed to destroy warships of the class of destroyers, frigates, corvettes, amphibious and tank amphibious ships and enemy transports operating both independently and as part of separate naval groups and amphibious detachments, coastal X-ray targets in simple and difficult weather conditions at any time of day and time of year with active fire and electronic countermeasures to the enemy.

The Neptune missile with a radar guidance system can hit ships at a distance of up to 280 kilometers. “Project Neptune missiles are a promising Ukrainian development and, if mass production begins, could become a significant deterrent,” the Ukrainian government said in 2019, making a presentation of the anti-ship missile system.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

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

Watch the exactly Neptune missile shot that sank the Moskva ship
Photo credit: Wikipedia

On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR. According to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole. 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, a “special military operation” can only take place after a UN resolution. There is no such resolution. So this is an invasion and war against Ukraine.


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