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Russia now says 1 crew member died, 27 are missing in the sinking of its warship

Posted on AllSides April 22nd, 2022
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The Russian missile cruiser that was damaged in a fire on April 14 was hit and ultimately sunk by Ukrainian missile strikes, a senior U.S. defense official confirmed the following day. Russia and Ukraine have offered differing accounts of what happened to the Moskva.

On April 22, the Russian Defense Ministry said one servicemen died and 27 more crew are missing. Initially, the ministry had said it had evacuated the entire crew from the vessel after ammunition exploded on board.

Russia's admission of missing crew follows the release of a short video...

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