Ukraine has its own intelligence capabilities, which it has taken advantage of, the Pentagon said. Earlier, CNN reported that Washington was transmitting to Kyiv the location of the Moskva cruiser
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby did not confirm the information that the United States gave Ukraine intelligence about the location of the Moskva cruiser. shortly before it started a fire, writes the New York Times.
“Ukrainians have their own intelligence capabilities to track and target Russian warships, which they did in this case,” said Kirby.
Earlier, sources told CNN that the United States had given Ukraine the coordinates of the Moskva cruiser. According to them, Washington did not know exactly how Kyiv would use this information. And the Ukrainian military, having noticed the ship in the Black Sea, checked with the coordinates received from the United States, after some time on the “Moscow” a fire started and the ship sank, the TV channel reported.
On the serious damage to the cruiser “Moskva” The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the night of April 14. According to the agency, a fire broke out on the ship, as a result of which the ammunition detonated.
Toward the night of April 15, the Ministry of Defense reported that the cruiser sank while being towed to the port. As stated in the department, there was a storm, and the ship lost its balance on the water due to damage to the hull.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
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According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, from the crew of the “Moscow” one person was killed and 27 others are missing. 396 crew members were evacuated, the department reported.
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