Russia admits sinking of Moskva left 1 dead, 27 missing

Imagem de arquivo do cruzador: navio-símbolo da Frota Russa afundou na semana passada no Mar Negro

Archival image of cruiser: flagship of the Russian Fleet sank last week in the Black Sea| Photo: EFE/EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

Russia admitted this Friday (22) that a sailor died and others 22 are missing after the sinking, just over a week ago, of the missile cruiser Moskva, the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

“As a result of the fire of of April, the missile cruiser Moskva was seriously damaged due to the detonation of the ammunition. The crew’s attempts to extinguish the fire were in vain. During the fight to save the ship, one sailor died and others 27 are missing” , the Russian Defense Ministry said, according to the official TASS news agency.

Ukraine contradicts the Russian version that the Moskva would have sunk due to the fire and claims that the cruiser sank after an attack by Kiev forces.

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