Headline RoundupApril 14th, 2022

Ukraine Claims Responsibility for Sinking Russia's Flagship; Moscow Says Fire Caused Explosion

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The Russian Navy's flagship in the Black Sea, Moskva, sunk Thursday after an explosion severely damaged the ship.

Ukrainian officials say the ship was badly damaged by Ukraine's Neptune missiles. The vessel's crew was forced to evacuate after a fire detonated ammunition aboard, according to Russia's defense ministry. Earlier reports about the ship's fate were conflicting; Ukrainian officials first said the boat capsized and began to sink Thursday morning, while Russia said the vessel was being towed back to port. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby confirmed an explosion, but says the U.S. does not know at this time if the ship was hit by a missile. 

Reports across the media spectrum highlighted voices who said that losing the ship would hit the Russian navy hard and hurt national pride, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine approaches its third month. Updated 4/14 at 6:20 p.m. ET with mention of the ship's sinking.

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