In the Ukrainian telegram channels there were reports of an explosion and subsequent fire on the Russian flagship of the Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moskva.
It is reported that the cruiser “Moskva” was hit from the anti-ship complex “Neptune” of Ukrainian production, although there was no official confirmation of the missile hit.
Oleksiy Arestovich, the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Zelensky, commented on this information:
With the cruiser “Moskva” there was some surprise. […] Either two sailors smoked in the wrong place, or once again violated some security measures. In general, somehow not lucky. [Сruiser] “Moscow” was not lucky, as well as Belgorod was not lucky. I want to say that this is the ship that was sent to the f*ck.
Thus, Arestovich opaconically hints that both the explosions at the oil depot in Belgorod and the fire on the cruiser “Moskva” were planned and carried out by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In response to this, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that in the event of continued sabotage, Russia would launch a missile strike on Kiev.
On Wikipedia, there is an “edit war” on the page dedicated to the Moskva missile cruiser, with some users making edits to an article and others deleting those edits.
Later, Russian media reported that as a result of the fire on the missile cruiser “Moskva” detonated ammunition. The crew of the cruiser was evacuated from the ship.