Journalists asked Peskov whether he was aware of a possible strike on a Russian warship, which was announced by the Ukrainian media
The Kremlin has no information about Ukrainian media reports of a strike on a Russian ship in the Black Sea. This was stated to journalists by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, RBC correspondent reports.
“No, we do not have such information,”— Peskov said. Earlier this was reported by the Odessa edition “Dumskaya”. According to her sources, the ship is on fire near Zmeiny Island.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has not reported any incidents with the ships.
On February 25, on the second day of the special operation in Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense for the first time spoke about a naval battle, it took place near Zmeiny Island. Then, according to the agency, during the evacuation from the island, 82 Ukrainian warships of the Black Sea Fleet, who voluntarily laid down their arms, tried to attack boats of the Ukrainian Navy. As a result, six Ukrainian boats were destroyed. The Ministry of Defense said that the ships of Ukraine planned to destroy the ship with the prisoners. The surrendered Ukrainian soldiers were taken to Sevastopol.
The Russian military department regularly reports on Kalibr cruise missile strikes. from ships and submarines to military facilities in Ukraine. Earlier in May, the Ministry of Defense repeatedly reported that Ukrainian drones, as well as Su-24, Su-27 and Su-25 aircraft, were shot down near Zmeiny Island.
In mid-April, the Ministry of Defense reported a fire on the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, the cruiser Moskva. According to the department, ammunition detonated due to fire on board. Later, the fire was localized, but the cruiser was seriously damaged, the crew was evacuated. Due to damage and a storm at sea, the ship sank while being towed. According to the Ministry of Defense, as a result, one crew member was killed, 27 were missing, and 396— evacuated to shore. Deceased— senior midshipman Ivan Vakhrushev, said the governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev.
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