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Air-Raid Alert Declared For All Of Ukraine, Following The Sinking Of Russian Warship

Russian warship the Moskva has sunk in the Black Seas.

A Ukraine missile reportedly hit a Russian warship, the Moskva, causing it to sink. Kyiv says its missile hit the flagship of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, but Moscow has not reported any attack, saying the vessel sank after a fire.  

According to a ministry message, Russia says a fire resulted in an explosion of the warship's ammunition; while being towed to a port in 'stormy seas', the vessel sunk. All crew were evacuated. 

"While being towed... towards the destined port, the vessel lost its balance due to damage sustained in the hull as fire broke out after ammunition exploded. Given the choppy seas, the vessel sank," state news agency Tass quoted the Russian defence ministry as saying.  

Ukrainian military claims they struck the Moskva with Ukraine-made Neptune missiles. The vessel holds as many as 510 crew.  

Meanwhile, air-raid alerts have been declared for all of Ukraine's regions simultaneously, a sign that Russia is preparing for major attacks.   

Multiple explosions had occurred in Kyiv, according to Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko. "3 explosions in #Kyiv right now. One after the other," she wrote on Twitter.  

"The air raid warning has been on for an hour. Most likely #putin gone livid because of the #Moskva sinking. Oh well, we'll just keep standing to # Russia's annoyance."