Fire and explosion in the most important warship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet

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News ID: 56568
Publish Date: 9:12 - 14 April 2022
Thursday, 14 April 2022 (YJC)_ The Russian Defense Ministry says the ship was severely damaged in a fire at the Moscow warship and the subsequent explosion of ammunition.

Fire and explosion in the most important warship of the Russian Black Sea FleetRussia's Defense Ministry announced Thursday morning that the "Moscow" missile warship had caught fire and exploded ammunition.

According to Sputnik news agency, the ministry said in a statement:
As a result of the fire that broke out on the Moscow missile warship, the ammunition in it also exploded. The ship was severely damaged.

Simultaneously with the statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense about the incident on this warship, which is the most important warship in the Russian Black Sea Fleet, some sources claim that a Ukrainian missile hit the ship.

The statement added that all crew members had been evacuated safely and that the cause of the fire was being investigated.

According to Sputnik, other details of the incident as well as the cause of the fire have not been announced yet.

In early February, the Moscow warship conducted exercises to defend the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea.

Earlier, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said 130 aircraft, 103 helicopters, 244 anti-aircraft missile systems and 447 Ukrainian drones had been destroyed since the start of special military operations in Ukraine.

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