State Media Report: ‘Heavily Damaged’ Russian Warship

Status: 04/14/2022 06:20

According to state media, the most important ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was “severely damaged” in an explosion of munitions. A fire should be the cause. Ukraine claims to have bombed the ship.

According to Russian state media, the Russian warship “Moskva” was “severely damaged” by an explosion of ammunition stored on board. “As a result of a fire, ammunition exploded on the missile cruiser ‘Moskva’. The ship was badly damaged,” TASS and Ria Novosti news agencies said in a Russian Defense Ministry statement. .

Russian warship reportedly badly damaged after Ukrainian shelling

Mathea Schülke, WDR, Morgenmagazin, April 14, 2022

An investigation into the causes of the fire has been opened, the statement said. The ship’s crew had been brought to safety.

Ukraine reports bombing of “Moskva”

The governor of the Odessa region in southern Ukraine, Maxym Marchenko, previously said that Ukrainian soldiers attacked the “Moskva” with “Neptune” type missiles and seriously damaged it. Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said the “flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet” was on fire. According to him, the “Moskva” had a crew of 510 people.

The “Moskva” was allegedly involved, among other things, in the conquest of the Ukrainian island of snakes at the start of the war almost seven weeks ago. Advisor to Ukrainian Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko, in a social media post, suggested that the warship had been hit by a Neptun missile. Ukrainian internal development has a range of 280 kilometers.

conflicting parties as a source

In the current situation, the information on the course of the war, the shelling and the victims provided by the official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian parties to the conflict cannot be verified directly by an independent body.

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