Russia sinks own vessel in Baltic mishap

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Russia faced a grave mishap during its Baltic Navy drills, leading to the accidental sinking of one of its own ships by a missile strike. The unfortunate event resulted in the loss of three crew members’ lives and injuries to four others, as reported by local media sources, Dagens reports.

The incident occurred on March 19, during an exercise involving the Baltic Fleet. A misfired missile tragically struck the trawler Captain Lobanov, as reported by the independent television channel TV Rain (Dozhd), which cited information from a relative of one of the crew members. The attack not only claimed lives but also obliterated the captain’s cabin, bringing to light the severity of the blunder.

The former Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs in Ukraine, Anton Gerashchenko, has shared a video on the social media platform X, showing the boat that was hit by the missile.

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