Russian media report that the Vladimir Kozitsky anti-mine ship exploded in the outer roadstead in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol on October 26.
According to eyewitnesses, the Project 23040G vessel suddenly exploded in the outer roadstead of Sevastopol Bay, where it had been for the past several days.
A tugboat was dispatched to the damaged ship and towed it towards Striletska Bay.
The magnitude of the explosion resonated throughout the region, causing residents in various parts of Sevastopol, including the city center, the northern side and the Striletska Bay area, to feel its impact.
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