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One dead, 27 missing after Moskva cruiser sinking, says Russian Defence Ministry

This is Moscow's first admission of the losses following the tragedy



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By AFP

Published: Fri 22 Apr 2022, 11:45 PM

Russia said Friday that one crew member died and 27 went missing after the Moskva missile cruiser sank last week, Moscow's first admission of the losses following the tragedy.

"As a result of a fire on April 13, the Moskva missile cruiser was seriously damaged due to the detonation of ammunition," the defence ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.

"One serviceman was killed, another 27 crew members went missing," the ministry said, adding that "the remaining 396 members" had been evacuated.


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