The key warship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet “Moskva” badly damaged

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Russia said on Thursday the flagship of its Black Sea Fleet was badly damaged and its crew evacuated following an explosion which a Ukrainian official said was the result of a missile strike .

The Russian Defense Ministry said a fire on the Moskva missile cruiser detonated ammunition. He did not specify the cause of the fire, but Maksym Marchenko, the Ukrainian governor of the region around the Black Sea port of Odessa, said the Moskva was hit by two anti-ship cruise missiles. Ukrainian-made Neptune.

“The Neptune missiles guarding the Black Sea caused very serious damage,” he said in an online post.

Russia, a candidate for election to four UN committees, lost them all, including one to Ukraine, a verdict seen as isolating Moscow on the world stage. Elections were held on Wednesday at the United Nations Economic and Social Council to fill various vacancies in subsidiary and related bodies.

Meanwhile, a UN task force warns in a new report that Russia’s war on Ukraine threatens to devastate the economies of many developing countries which now face even higher food and energy costs. and under increasingly difficult financial conditions.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the report on Wednesday, noting that war is fueling a food, energy and financial crisis in the poorest countries.

First post: STI


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