Saturday 14 May 2022 05:58 PM Was Putin's missing Black Sea admiral on board the Moskva? trends now

Saturday 14 May 2022 05:58 PM Was Putin's missing Black Sea admiral on board the Moskva? trends now
Saturday 14 May 2022 05:58 PM Was Putin's missing Black Sea admiral on board the Moskva? trends now

Saturday 14 May 2022 05:58 PM Was Putin's missing Black Sea admiral on board the Moskva? trends now

Was Putin's missing Black Sea admiral on board the Moskva? Suspicions grow that senior naval officer was on Russian warship when it was sunk by Ukrainian missile because he has 'not been seen alive' since Admiral Igor Osipov 'not been seen alive' since Moskva sinking, say Kyiv sources Suspicions are growing that Vladimir Putin's Black Fleet chief was on warship  Osipov, 49, was conspicuously absent from the Red Square Victory Day parade 

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Mystery is growing over the fate of Vladimir Putin's Black Fleet chief, Admiral Igor Osipov, who has 'not been seen alive' since the sinking of the Moskva warship one month ago.

There are now suspicions that the commander was on board the vessel when it was hit by Ukrainian Neptune missiles, say Kyiv sources.

Initially Ukraine claimed that the admiral was detained amid fury from Putin over the cruiser's sinking.

Mystery is growing over the fate of Vladimir Putin's Black Fleet chief, Admiral Igor Osipov (picture date unknown)

Mystery is growing over the fate of Vladimir Putin's Black Fleet chief, Admiral Igor Osipov (picture date unknown)

Other claims were that he had been suspended.

This was never confirmed by Russian officials who this week insisted he was at his 'combat post' but 'not in the mood' to face the public.

Osipov, 49, was conspicuously absent from the Red Square Victory Day parade on Monday, which he would routinely be expected to attend.

He was also nowhere to be seen at events linked to Black Sea Fleet Day this week.

At one event on 7 May, he was reported as being present only for his name to be removed later.

The governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev said: 'Our commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Igor Vladimirovich Osipov, is now at his combat post.

There are now suspicions that the commander was on board the Moskva warship when it was hit by Ukrainian Neptune missiles, say Kyiv sources (stock photo used)

There are now suspicions that the commander was on board the Moskva warship when it was hit by Ukrainian Neptune missiles, say Kyiv sources (stock photo used)

'Of course he is not in the mood for social networks and congratulations, but I'm sure he and our Black Sea people feel our support.'

Despite this, several sources say that Osipov has not been seen 'live' since the Black Sea Fleet flagship was sunk on 14 April.

'The Black Sea Fleet is discussing whether Osipov could have been on board the cruiser Moskva at the time of the attack,' said one pro-Kyiv source claiming to have inside information from the Russian navy .

And Russian Telegram channel VChK-OGPU said no-one has seen Osipov face to face for a month.

Osipov's name has appeared as if he signed documents recently - but evidently he has not been seen in person.

Osipov, 49, was conspicuously absent from the Red Square Victory Day parade on Monday, which he would routinely be expected to attend. Picture date not known

Osipov, 49, was conspicuously absent from the Red Square Victory Day parade on Monday, which he would routinely be expected to attend. Picture date not known

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