Russia’s coat of arms, the double headed eagle, is seen on the missile cruiser Moskva in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in September 2008. Photo: Reuters
Russia’s coat of arms, the double headed eagle, is seen on the missile cruiser Moskva in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in September 2008. Photo: Reuters
Ukraine war

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Will sinking of Russia’s Moskva flagship change the course of the Ukraine war?

  • The floating command centre provided protection for Moscow’s entire Black Sea Fleet, and its capabilities cannot be easily replaced
  • But while the loss of the warship is a bitter blow to Russian pride, its navy so far has not played a big role in the conflict

Russia’s coat of arms, the double headed eagle, is seen on the missile cruiser Moskva in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in September 2008. Photo: Reuters
Russia’s coat of arms, the double headed eagle, is seen on the missile cruiser Moskva in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol in September 2008. Photo: Reuters
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