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Russian Defence Ministry confirms that the Moskva caught fire, but “does not know” why

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 02:12
Russian Defence Ministry confirms that the Moskva caught fire, but “does not know” why

Alyona Mazurenko - Thursday, 14 April 2022, 02:12

The Russian Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the Moskva missile cruiser caught fire, but it did not say what caused the fire - allegedly "the ammunition detonated" for some reason.

Source: pro-Kremlin media "RIA Novosti"

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Quote: "Ammunition detonated on the missile cruiser Moskva as a result of a fire. The ship was severely damaged.

The crew was completely evacuated, and the cause of the fire is being investigated."

Background: On the evening of 13 April, "Ukrainska Pravda" sources and the Head of the Odesa Regional Military Administration reported that Ukrainian Neptun anti-ship missiles hit the missile cruiser Moskva of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

According to sources in Ukrainian intelligence, technical vessels have come to the aid of the Moskva. The storm raged on.

It happened about 20 nautical miles away from Snake Island.

More Background:

The missile cruiser Moskva, along with the Russian Black Sea Fleet patrol ship Vasily Bykov, were the ones who threatened the defenders of Ukraine’s Snake Island. In response to the Russian aggressors’ demand to surrender, the border guards responded with a phrase that has already become legendary - "Russian warship go f**k yourself! "

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