Russia’s Defense Ministry says the Russian warship Moscow, which was damaged in Wednesday’s blast, sank. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet’s main ship (flagship) sank in a “stormy sea” as it was taking off from Moscow, the ministry said.
Ukraine has claimed that its missiles hit a Russian warship.
A statement from Russia’s Defense Ministry said the ship sank due to stormy seas while being towed to port.
Cruiser Moscow, equipped with a missile of 510 crew members, was a symbol of Russia’s military might. It was leading a naval attack on Ukraine.
Ukraine claims to have shot down a Russian warship with a missile. However, Moscow did not report any attacks. According to them, the ship sank after an explosion in the ammunition depot.
Russia says all of the ship’s crew members were later evacuated to another Russian ship in the Black Sea. They did not provide further details.