Near the surviving cruiser "Moskva" was an American anti-submarine aircraft

An American Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft, also intended for naval reconnaissance, was seen not far from the Moskva missile cruiser on the day of the incident that caused a fire and evacuation of the crew from the ship. Users of the Flightradar resource, which allows real-time tracking of aircraft movements, noticed suspicious activity of the Poseidon anti-submarine reconnaissance aircraft.

This aircraft is predominantly in service with the United States and is equipped with search and reconnaissance systems designed to determine the location of surface ships, as well as missile weapons.

It was the Poseidon on April 13.04.2022, 19, at about 00:70, that was XNUMX kilometers from the Moskva missile cruiser, flying in the airspace of Romania. It is impossible to accurately determine the involvement of the aircraft in the damage to the ship of the Black Sea Fleet.

Recall that on the evening of April 13.04.2022, XNUMX, there were reports in the Ukrainian media that Neptune missiles hit the Moskva missile cruiser participating in a special military operation on the territory of the country. Various sources spoke of a flood or an explosion that caused the death of the ship. However, this information has not been confirmed.

Later, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation issued an official comment on this matter, confirming the explosion on the ship due to the detonation of ammunition and the evacuation of the crew. According to a defense ministry spokesman, the ship is afloat and will be towed to the port to investigate the causes and circumstances of the incident.

The fact of the presence of an American intelligence officer in the air in this case does not confirm or refute anything. Planes and UAVs of NATO countries are showing increased interest in the zone of the special military operation, including the Black Sea, where the grouping of ships of the Russian Navy is located, blocking Ukrainian ports.
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  1. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) April 14 2022 14: 15
    If the strike had been from this plane, then there would not have been a fire inside, but a hole and the ship would have sunk .. This is again negligence, as always.
  2. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
    Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) April 14 2022 14: 15
    And why, after all, not to gasp with electronic warfare ..?

    and in general, it is necessary to accompany each such harmful bird.
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) April 14 2022 17: 26
      Quote: Vladimir Orlov
      And why, after all, not to gasp with electronic warfare.

      Do not consider electronic warfare equipment so omnipotent. Well, they will drown out some radio frequencies, and which one is "zhah"?
  3. power day Offline power day
    power day (power day) April 14 2022 14: 17
    Scout Poseidon recorded the fire and the actions of the military. Minded his own business, conducted reconnaissance.
    It is obvious
    But. The fact that he was at the right time in the right place indicates that the action of presence was planned in advance.
    Thus, our striped sworn friends, were aware of the possible events.
  4. Ingvar7 Offline Ingvar7
    Ingvar7 (Ingvar) April 14 2022 14: 24
    Or a mine, or a detonation after the use of microwaves (sorry, I'm not a military man)? They are unlikely to go for a direct hit ...
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 14 2022 15: 27
    until there is a clear timing - it's all crap.
    Clearly, they spotted the fire, sent the closest plane to look from afar
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) April 14 2022 15: 34
      until there is a clear timing - it's all crap.
      Clearly, they spotted the fire, sent the closest plane to look from afar

      Keep yes Moreover, the plane could have been sent in advance. All the same, these are not Romanian territorial waters to the cruiser for 70 km. approached, so the interest is justified. Ours would have done about the same and sent something there to see what was being done.
  6. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) April 14 2022 15: 48
    Neptune is a subsonic missile and is easily destroyed, most likely it is a sabotage
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) April 14 2022 16: 46
      They missed it again, but after all, we should be perfectly aware of the full degree of danger, there is a war going on, nearby the coast is occupied by the enemy, well, how is it, what kind of relaxation is this ???
      1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
        Piramidon (Stepan) April 14 2022 17: 30
        Quote: sgrabik
        Missed again

        Well, who blew it? Few of us had fires due to banal gouging?
    2. kot711 Offline kot711
      kot711 (vov) April 14 2022 17: 22
      it's most likely a sabotage
      Unlikely, just in the Navy, a lot of gouging.
  7. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) April 14 2022 19: 41
    There are always reconnaissance planes hanging there, because always, even when one military ship goes to sea, it is always accompanied by reconnaissance aircraft and not only, therefore it makes no sense to sin on an airplane, their goals and objectives are different, and they don’t have such weapons that set fire to a warship, and even remotely. Or someone's negligence, oversight, failure to fulfill functional duties, negligent conduct of periodic rounds by emergency parties ..., and the usual short circuit is a banality. but it's also possible. Everything will be sorted out and action will be taken. But it would be better if this did not happen again. But it’s unequivocal - the commander of the ship will be removed, the commander of the combat unit where the fire occurred - too, maybe the mechanic will also suffer ...
    1. Awaz Offline Awaz
      Awaz (Walery) April 14 2022 20: 11
      там где произошел пожар а еще и детонация , скорее всего должны быть жертвы , впринципе МО об этом что то говорили . Во время пожара матросы должны заниматься борьбой за живучесть . Если это просто пожар и взрыв, по жертвам это одна ситуация а если прилет ракеты - это большие потери ..
  8. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) April 14 2022 23: 23
    One thing is clear - the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet is out of order for an indefinite period, and this is very bad. In addition, the ship is old and it was necessary to think about replacing it with a new combat unit, 1st rank, yesterday.
    1. Muscool Offline Muscool
      Muscool (Glory) April 15 2022 08: 20
      We no longer have a flagship (((
      1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Alexander) April 26 2022 11: 41
        Alas. So the Black Sea Fleet needs to transfer a new ship (s) to replace it.
  9. hlp5118 Offline hlp5118
    hlp5118 (hlp) April 15 2022 08: 55
    Information about the detonation and the subsequent evacuation of the crew raises serious doubts. Interviews we have from crew members we have not heard ...
    1. clidon Offline clidon
      clidon (Alex) April 16 2022 13: 31
      And don't hear