The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet has been hit and severely damaged by two Ukrainian missiles, authorities in Odessa said last night.
The “Moscow”, a Glova-class cruiser with a crew of about 510, is said to be on fire and in danger of sinking.
He is believed to have been hit by two Neptune anti-ship missiles fired by the Ukrainian navy. The battery was hidden in or around the Ukrainian port city.
The turbulent conditions have apparently prevented Russian lifeboats from helping him while it is burning.
Maxim Marchenko, the regional governor of Odessa, said in a statement on the Telegram news service: “It has been confirmed that today the missile cruiser” Moscow “went exactly where it was sent by our border guards on Snake Island! Neptune’s rockets guard