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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2 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

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