Was Putin’s Missing Black Sea Admiral Aboard the Moskva? There are growing suspicions that a senior naval officer was on a Russian warship when it was sunk by a Ukrainian missile because he has ‘not been seen alive’ since
- Admiral Igor Osipov ‘has not been seen alive’ since Moskva sinking, Kyiv sources say
- There are growing suspicions that the leader of Vladimir Putin’s Black Fleet was on a warship
- Osipov, 49, was conspicuously absent from the Victory Day parade in Red Square
Mystery is growing over the fate of the leader of Vladimir Putin’s Dark Fleet, Admiral Igor Osipov, who “has not been seen alive” since the sinking of the warship Moskva a month ago.
It is now suspected that the commander was on board the ship when it was hit by Ukrainian Neptune missiles, according to sources in kyiv.
Initially, Ukraine claimed the admiral was arrested amid Putin’s fury over the sinking of the cruiser.
Mystery grows over the fate of the leader of Vladimir Putin’s Black Fleet, Admiral Igor Osipov (photo date unknown)
Other allegations were that he had been suspended.
This was never confirmed by Russian officials who this week insisted he was at his “fighting post” but “in no mood” to face the public.
Osipov, 49, was conspicuously absent from the Victory Day parade in Red Square on Monday, which he was regularly scheduled to attend.
He was also nowhere to be found at events related to Black Sea Fleet Day this week.
At an event on May 7, he was reported to be present only to have his name removed later.
Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev said: “Our Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Igor Vladimirovich Osipov, is now at his combat post.
It is now suspected that the commander was on board the Moskva warship when it was hit by Ukrainian Neptune missiles, kyiv sources say (file photo used)
“Of course he’s not in the mood for social media and congratulations, but I’m sure he and our Black Sea people feel our support.”
Despite this, multiple sources claim that Osipov has not been seen “live” since the sinking of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet on April 14.
“The Black Sea Fleet is discussing whether Osipov might have been on board the cruiser Moskva at the time of the attack,” said a pro-Kyiv source claiming to have inside information from the Russian Navy.
And Russian Telegram channel VChK-OGPU said no one had seen Osipov face to face for a month.
Osipov’s name appeared as if he had recently signed documents – but obviously he was not seen in person.
Osipov, 49, was conspicuously absent from the Victory Day parade in Red Square on Monday, which he was regularly scheduled to attend. Date of photo unknown
If he was on the warship, his fate would be covered by the obfuscation the Russian Defense Ministry has cast over the incident, which it says was caused by a fire on board and not a strike of missile.
Russia has so far admitted one death on the Moskva, while it is clear that many more have been killed.
Many are also known to have been injured and treated in hospitals in several cities.
The father of a sailor – presumed dad – who went missing on the battleship said after a meeting with senior brass last week: “The numbers of dead and injured on the cruiser Moskva will be clarified by the Black Sea Fleet and the Ministry of Defense when they deem it appropriate.’
Earlier he had accused them of covering up the fate of the crew, about two-thirds of whom were believed to be conscripts.
The father – Dmitry Shkrebets – said: “I hope that the causes of the senseless loss of the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet will be thoroughly investigated by the military prosecutor’s office and the FSB leadership …and that the results will be made public. of Russia.’
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Admiral Igor Osipovleader of the black fleet, has “not been seen alive” since the sinking of the warship Moskva a month ago. It is now suspected that the commander was on board the ship when it was hit by Ukrainian Neptune missiles, according to sources in kyiv.
Major General Andrei Simonov (photo date unknown) was an electronic warfare commander