Families of sailors on sunk Russian ship ignore Putin's censorship with memorial 3 months ago

Families of sailors on sunk Russian ship ignore Putin's censorship with memorial

A piece of Jesus' cross was onboard the ship

Following the sinking of the Russian warship the Moskva, the families of lost sailors have held a memorial despite Vladimir Putin's censorship order.

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On April 14, Russia's flagship Black Sea vessel, the Moskva, was sunken in an attack claimed by the Ukrainian military. Initially, Russia's defence ministry insisted that the destruction happened after an explosion detonated ammunition on board. They also said all 500 crew members had escaped.

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But memorials held for the deceased spell a different truth, one where the soldiers died after Ukraine's military fired missiles at the flagship. While Putin may be churning out disinformation, images from the memorial speak volumes.

"To the ship and the sailors," reads one wreath from the memorial in Sevastopol, the warship's home port.

"As a result of a fire on the Moskva missile cruiser, ammunition detonated," the Russian-controlled Tass news agency said.  "The source of the blaze on the Moskva has been contained. The explosions of ammunition have stopped."

Odesa's governor Maksim Marchenko took responsibility for the attack, citing that the ship had been hit with Neptune anti-ship cruise missiles.

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"It has been confirmed that the missile cruiser Moscow today went exactly where it was sent by our border guards on Snake Island!" he wrote on Telegram. "Neptune missiles guarding the Black Sea caused very serious damage to the Russian ship. Glory to Ukraine!"

Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Kyiv Interior Ministry, further claimed that "all the crew died."

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According to the Mail Online, the ship may have been carrying a fragment of the "true cross" which was moved to the onboard chapel back in 2020.

The piece itself is just a few millimetres and is believed to have once come from the cross. You know, the one with Jesus.

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