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Russia says damaged cruiser Moskva has sunk

Baku, April 15, AZERTAC,

Russia said Thursday that Moskva, the flagship of its Black Sea fleet, has sunk in a storm during towing after it was damaged by fire, according to Anadolu Agency.

The Russian Defense Ministry said the Moskva missile cruiser sunk due to the damage in its hull.

Earlier on Thursday, the ministry said a fire was extinguished after it broke out on Moskva.

"The source of the fire on the cruiser Moskva is localized. There is no open burning. Ammunition explosions stopped,” it had said.

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