Moskva Cruiser Sinks, US Sending More Weapons, US Admits Russia “Shapes” Ukraine Battlefield

Update on Russian operations in Ukraine for April 15, 2022:

1. Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva sinks after a fire and explosion on board, Ukraine claims it was the result of “2 Neptune cruise missiles but provided no evidence;
2. The cruiser’s loss will have a minimum impact strategically;
3. Pentagon admits Russia is “shaping the battlefield;”
4. The US is sending weapons Ukraine is unfamiliar with, affording them only “days” of training when weeks or even months are required to use these systems effectively;
5. Ukraine is carrying out non-strategic attacks on Russian territory, resulting in Russia ramping up more aggressive target selection for Ukraine’s command and control.

References: TASS – Moskva cruiser sank while being towed in a storm — Russian Defense Ministry:

US Department of Defense – Senior Defense Official Holds A Background Briefing, April 14, 2022:… – Sneaky way Ukraine distracted Russian warship Moskva:…

Defense Brief – Ukrainian Navy receives first Neptune coastal missile systems:…

History Lists – List of 6 British Ships Sunk During the Falklands War:…

CSIS – Will the United States Run Out of Javelins Before Russia Runs Out of Tanks?:….

USMC – Marine Corps Cannoneer School:…

NYT – Fact and Mythmaking Blend in Ukraine’s Information War:…

NBC – In a break with the past, U.S. is using intel to fight an info war with Russia, even when the intel isn’t rock solid:…

TASS – Russia to intensify missile strikes on Kiev sites in response to attacks on its territory:

TASS – Russian troops destroy 456 drones, 2,213 tanks in Ukraine special operation — top brass:

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