Russian flagship has sunk – politiken.dk


The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, ‘Moscow’, has sunk. This is confirmed by Russia’s Ministry of Defense, according to the news agency Ria.

The warship was severely damaged in the Black Sea after ammunition on board the ship exploded.

There are various reports from Russia and Ukraine about what caused the explosion, which became known on Thursday night.

Russian authorities said the blast was caused by a fire on board the ship.

Ukraine claims that Ukrainian forces shelled the Russian warship with two missiles and that it was the cause of the explosion and the subsequent fire.

The ship was towed into port in stormy weather, and it was here that the shipwreck happened, the Russian Ministry of Defense informs according to the news agency dpa.

The 12,500 ton ship has about 500 crew members.

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