A conscript soldier who disappeared on the Moskva cruiser was declared “missing in a military unit,” and the ship itself was not included in the territorial waters of Ukraine and “was not included in the list of military formations and units involved in a special military operation.”
About it says in a letter from the military prosecutor’s office of the Black Sea Fleet, which was published by Dmitry Shkrebets, the father of the missing conscript soldier Yegor Shkrebets. There is no confirmation of the authenticity of the letter.
“The audit showed that the ship on which Ye.D. Shkrebets served in the military was not included in the territorial waters of Ukraine, and was also not included in the list of formations and military units involved in the special military operation. 13.04.2022, in during the emergency that resulted in the death of the ship, the latter went missing,” the response of the Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Black Sea Fleet says.
On April 13, Ukraine announced a rocket attack on the Moscow and a fire on the cruiser. On the night of April 14, the Russian Ministry of Defense recognized the fact of the fire. The agency claimed that ammunition had detonated on the ship. Later, the Russian authorities admitted that the ship had sunk. According to various estimates, the number of the Moskva’s crew ranged from 416 to 680 people, including, as it turned out later, conscript sailors.
A resident of Yalta, Dmitry Shkrebets, wrote a request to the Simferopol military commissariat after he was informed that his son, 19-year-old conscript Yegor, who served on the cruiser Moskva, went missing during the evacuation of the crew. Together with Dmitry Shkrebets, two more families of the missing sailors wrote a request.
Shkrebets told the Present Tensethat he intends to apply in connection with the incident to the military prosecutor’s office.
“All the guilty should be punished for what they did. Or rather, they didn’t. Because these guys 19-20 years old should not have been there during these operations of theirs. They should have been landed in Sevastopol, maybe transferred and seconded to some other unit, but should not have participated there,” said Dmitry Shkrebets.