Flagship Russian warship sinks

The Moskva is a symbol of Russia's military power

Day 50 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine was marked by Moscow’s flagship Black Sea missile cruiser sinking.

Throughout the day there were conflicting reports on how the 12,000-tonne vessel was damaged.

Russia said a fire on board caused ammunition to explode and that the crew had been evacuated. The warship was being towed to port when “stormy seas” caused it to sink, according to a Russian Defence Ministry message.

But Ukraine said it was responsible for the attack, claiming it targeted the cruiser with recently-introduced Ukrainian made missiles.

Whatever the cause, it is bad news for Moscow. It is the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, and, as such, a symbol of Russia’s military power.

Source: BBC

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