Russia states that it sank because the ship was towed after an explosion and fire were reported on board Thursday.
The Moscow missile carrier, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea, Explosion and fire Ukraine claimed to be a successful missile attack.
The Moscow missile cruiser led the efforts of the Russian Navy in a seven-week conflict.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the ship’s blast was the result of an ammunition explosion, adding that it was “out of balance” due to the resulting damage as it was towed to the port on Thursday.
“Given the rough seas, the ship sank,” the Russian state news agency TASS quoted from the ministry.
On the Ukrainian side, Odessa army spokesman Sergei Brachuk said the ship was attacked by a domestic Neptune cruise missile.
Russia previously said that the flames of the ship usually carried 500 sailors, forcing the entire crew to evacuate. Later he said the flames were contained.
Moscow can carry 16 long-range cruise missiles, the removal of which will reduce Russia’s firepower in the Black Sea. It is also a blow to Moscow’s fame in the war, which is already widely seen as a historic blunder.
When President Volodymyr Zelensky told Ukrainians in a nightly video speech to the public that the Russians should be proud to have survived for 50 days after being attacked “giving up to five”. It hinted at the sinking.
Citing many ways Ukraine defended against aggression, he referred to “people who have shown that Russian warships can sail even if they are at the bottom of the sea.” It was his only reference to a guided missile cruiser.
The Flagship news Moscow troops have obscured Russia’s claim of progress in the southern port city of Mariupol, which has fought Ukrainians since the early days of the invasion in some of the fiercest battles of the war-at a terrifying sacrifice to civilians. hand.
On Wednesday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said 1,026 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered to a metal factory in the city.
However, Vadym Denysenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Minister of Interior, rejected the claim and told Current Time TV that “the battle over the port is still going on today.”
The strength of the troops still defending Mariupol was unknown.
The footage of Russia’s national television broadcast, from Mariupol’s, shows dozens of men walking with their hands raised and carrying others on stretchers in camouflage. A man raised a white flag.
Mariupol was some of the worst sufferings of the war.
A declining number of Ukrainian defenders are resisting a siege that has captured well over 100,000 civilians who are in desperate need of food, water and heating.
The mayor of Mariupol’s deaths could exceed 20,000 this week after more than 10,000 civilians have died and bodies have been “carpeted” on the streets after weeks of attacks and poverty. He said he had sex.
The occupation of Mariupol allows southern troops arriving through the annexed Crimean Peninsula to fully cooperate with troops in the Donbas region, the center of eastern industry in Ukraine and the target of the next attack. Therefore, it is important for Russia.
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