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How Russia losing its Black Sea flagship Moskva could reverberate in Syria

Pro-Russian supporters wave flags as they welcome missile cruiser Moskva.

The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moskva, sank on April 15 after Russian forces tried to tow it to Sevastopol in Crimea. According to representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the cruiser was seriously damaged by a fire on the ship and an explosion of ammunition.

The exact number of sailors who died on the ship is unknown.

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