The Waves left by the Sinking of the Moskva

Russian fleet parade in Sevastopol bay at Navy day, aerial view.

EXPERT ANALYSIS — While the sinking of the Russian cruiser and Black Sea flagship Moskva is unquestionably the most eye-catching episode in the conflict at sea between Russia and Ukraine since the launch of the Russian invasion, the losses of other Russian naval vessels are also significant.  

Most recently, two Russian Raptor patrol boats were reportedly hit by Ukrainian drones in the Black Sea.  Although damage to the boats has not been confirmed, video evidence suggests it is substantial.  Early in the conflict, another Raptor boat was reportedly struck by a Ukrainian anti-tank missile.  

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