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    Russian flagship hit by Ukrainian defenders

    Russian Warship Moskva (formerly Slava) was attacked on the Black Sea by the Ukrainian fleet. According to journalist Olga Tokariuk, Odesa regional governor Maksym Marchenko said that ‘the Russian ship is severely damaged.’

    In line with Wikipedia, the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet is damaged (missile strike per Ukrainian government sources, ammunition explosion per Russian government sources). ) This missile cruiser named after the city of Moscow was the lead ship of the Project 1164 Atlant class. It also took part in the Russian invasion in 2022 before.

    The ship was used against the Ukrainian armed forces during the attack on Snake Island together with the Russian patrol boat Vasily Bykov. Moskva hailed the island’s garrison over the radio and demanded its surrender. Ukrainian soldiers answered them with the words “Russian warship, go f yourself”.

     

    This is most likely the largest mass-casualty event that the Russian Armed Forces have suffered since Putin launched this war of aggression, as stated by Visegrád24 on Twitter.

     

    Dailymail.co.uk says:

    Ukrainian presidential advisor Oleksiy Arestovych said that ‘a surprise happened with the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. It burns strongly. Right now. And with this stormy sea, it is unknown whether they will be able to receive help. There are 510 crew members,’ he said in a YouTube broadcast. ‘We don’t understand what happened.’ 

     

    The cruiser was hit by Neptune cruise missiles, as reported by Maksym Marchenko on Telegram.

     

     

     

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