Fate of Russia Warship Unclear After Ukrainians Claim Strike

Ukrainian officials said that their forces hit the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet with missiles, with one saying it sank.

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This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows cruiser Moskva in port Sevastopol in Crimea on April 7, 2022. (Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP)
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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials said that their forces hit the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea fleet with missiles overnight, with one saying Thursday it sank. Russia said the Moskva was badly damaged by a fire that forced the warship’s evacuation but that it was still afloat. (Update: The ship sunk.) The loss of the warship named for the Russian capital would be a major military and symbolic defeat for Moscow as its troops…

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