Ukraine registers Russian warship they sank as ‘underwater cultural heritage’

Ukraine has registered the shipwreck of Russia’s Moskva vessel as “underwater cultural heritage” — in a move described as “trolling” Moscow rather than having a basis in international law.

“The ‘Moskva’ missile cruiser was the flagship of the Russian fleet, and became number 2064 in the register of underwater cultural heritage of Ukraine,” the country’s defense ministry wrote on its Facebook page. “The famous cruiser and the most sunken object at the bottom of the Black Sea can be admired…”

The Russian navy’s Black Sea flagship vessel, the Moskva — a 510-crew missile cruiser and symbol of Russia’s military prowess — sank during a towing operation last week after a fire broke out on board. Ukraine claimed its troops were behind the attack and had fired missiles that sank the ship — while Moscow has said exploding ammunition inside the ship caused the fire.

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3 thoughts on “Ukraine registers Russian warship they sank as ‘underwater cultural heritage’

  1. Footnote says:

    “Russia was actually the first to use such a move against Ukraine.
    In 2011, then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin went diving into the Taman Gulf, next to Crimea, and retrieved two ancient ceramic jars. Then in 2014, after Russia annexed the peninsula, Moscow used supposed archeological evidence of proto-Russian kings around Crimea as part of its wider arguments justifying the annexation on historical grounds.
    Despite not being a member of the convention, Russia presented UNESCO with a document citing the “protection of cultural heritage in Crimea” as one of the reasons for its move.” https://www.politico.eu/article/trolling-russia-ukraine-registers-moskva-shipwreck-underwater-cultural-heritage/

  2. Telnyashkas says:

    Russia is reportedly trying to salvage sensitive materials from the wreck of the guided-missile cruiser Moskva. The purported salvage mission comes after a Ukrainian missile strike sunk the Russian flagship around the strategic port of Odessa. The eight-ship salvage flotilla reportedly includes the world’s oldest active warship, the Russian auxiliary Kommuna.
    #RussiaUkraineWar #Moskva #UkraineArmy
    0:00 – INTRODUCTION
    0:54 – FEATURES OF KOMMUNA
    1:24 – WHY IS RUSSIA TRYING TO SALVAGE THE MOSKVA?
    2:34 – WHY HAS RUSSIA DEPLOYED KOMMUNA FOR THE SALVAGE MISSION?
    3:30 – RUSSIA HITS NEPTUNE MANUFACTURING PLANT

  3. Ivan Aivazovsky says:

    Ukraine has carried out a “massive” drone attack on the Black Sea Fleet in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol, damaging one warship, Russia says.
    Nine drones were used, a top official said. Ukraine has not commented.
    Without providing evidence, Russia accused British troops of being involved in Saturday’s attack – and in blowing up gas pipelines last month.
    In its response, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) said Russia was “peddling false claims of an epic scale”.
    Saturday’s attack comes as Ukrainian troops successfully retake territory occupied by Russian troops since they launched their invasion on 24 February.
    Russia has replied by launching large-scale attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure, particularly on the country’s energy grid.
    Crimea was annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014 and is extremely symbolic for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    In recent weeks, several attacks have hit the peninsula, where the Russian army has built up a large presence.
    Sevastopol is the largest city in the region and home to Russia’s Black Sea fleet. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63437212
    After 300 years under Ottoman rule the territory of Crimea was annexed by the Russian Empire in 1783.

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