Relatives of Russian serviceman Leonid Savin, who was considered missing after the sinking of the cruiser Moskva, received a death certificate. Now the soldier is officially declared dead, his brother Vladimir Savin said, according to the We Can Explain project.
“A criminal case has been created, but nothing will be known until the cruiser is raised,” he said.
Earlier, the soldier’s brother said that Savin was drafted into the fleet on July 2, 2021, he was a conscript and was not going to sign a contract.
Updated : The death of 23-year-old conscript Ivan Frantin, who served on the Moskva missile cruiser, has also been confirmed. His sister Svetlana Tishkina told about this project “We Can Explain”. Frantin has already become the fourth soldier from the Moscow, whose death was confirmed by the Ministry of Defense.
. In April, the Ministry of Defense recognized the death of sailor Ivan Vakhrushev.
On August 2, Dmitry Shkrebets, the father of another conscript who went missing from Moscow,said that he received a certificate of his son's death more than three months later.
“Yesterday in Sevastopol, in the House of Officers, on the 110th day after the death of my son (04/13/2022), I received a certificate of his death. Yegor Dmitrievich Shkrebets, a conscripted sailor, senior supply officer, officially recognized by the General Staff as a participant in hostilities as part of the crew of the cruiser Moskva, died. Now it is documented,” he said.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the death of the cruiser Moskva, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, on April 14. On the eve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, they said that Neptune missiles hit the Russian cruiser.
At first, the Ministry of Defense reported that the entire crew was "evacuated on time", but a few days later there were reports in the media about "missing" sailors from the "Moscow".