Explosion on the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet

Explosion on the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet

Russia’s Defense Ministry was quoted by Interfax as saying on Thursday.

The launch of the so-called “special military operation” in neighboring Ukraine on February 24 is another military disaster for Russia, according to Reuters.

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According to Interfax, all the sailors were evacuated from the ship damaged by the explosion of ammunition on board.

Russia’s Defense Ministry has blamed a firestorm for the blast. They said they would start an investigation to find out the cause of the incident.

Earlier, a Ukrainian official said two anti-ship missiles had hit Moscow; However, he did not give any evidence in support of his statement.

The 12,500,000-ton warship usually carries about 500 sailors.

Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that the missile had exploded due to a fire in the cruise missile Moscow. The ship was severely damaged. All crews have been removed. ”

Interfax did not provide further details on the incident.

Moscow joined the Russian Navy in 1983. The warship has 16 anti-ship Vulcan cruise missiles. These missiles have a range of at least 600 kilometers (440 miles).

In April 2021, a retired Russian admiral named Moscow “the most important ship in the Black Sea Fleet.”

Kiev says that early in the war, border guards on their Black Sea island of Snake Island were threatened to surrender from Moscow, to which a Ukrainian guard responded by saying, “Russian warship, Go Fa-Urself!”

Ukrainian officials say Russian forces have killed all 13 border guards on the island. But later, President Volodymyr Zelensky said some of the guards were still alive.
Maxim Marchenko, the governor of the region around Odessa, Ukraine’s Black Sea port, has claimed that two Ukrainian-built anti-ship Neptune Cruise missiles hit Moscow.

“It simply came to our notice then that the border guards on Snake Island had told the missile carrier to go exactly where it was supposed to go,” he said.

According to Reuters, Marchenko could not provide any evidence in support of the claim, and Ukraine’s Defense Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.

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