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The Moskva sinking is significant

16 April 2022

1:30 PM

16 April 2022

1:30 PM

It’s early days yet, but the sinking of the Russian cruiser Moskva in the Black Sea, apparently by Ukrainian missiles, looks like being the most significant sinking of a warship in combat since the loss of the ARA General Belgrano, 40 years ago in the Falklands War.

As this is being written, the first reports of the Black Sea action are still emerging, but it appears two shore-based anti-ship missiles aided by drone distractions managed to hit the Russian vessel, causing serious damage.

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