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Jewel of Russia's fleet sinks after possible Ukrainian missile hit

Danyk Rak, 12, holds a cat standing on the debris of his house destroyed by Russian forces' shelling in the outskirts of Chernihiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
Danyk Rak, 12, holds a cat standing on the debris of his house destroyed by Russian forces' shelling in the outskirts of Chernihiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Copyright Evgeniy Maloletka/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved
Copyright Evgeniy Maloletka/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved
By Euronews with AP, AFP
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The flagship, Moskva, was allegedly struck with at least two rockets, Odesa authorities claim. The Kremlin said it sustained damage after a fire broke out.

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It is day 50 of the war in Ukraine, as Russian forces are expected to begin a new big offensive in the east of the country after their retreat from the Kyiv region and other parts of the country revealed growing evidence of human rights atrocities.

Despite Moscow's blanket denials, horrific discoveries of civilian murders, torture and other barbaric acts continue coming to light, with Ukrainian authorities claiming tens of thousands of civilian casualties in Mariupol alone.

Kyiv forces continue to prepare for the renewed assault, while Western nations keep tightening sanctions against Moscow and NATO and condemnations of Vladimir Putin's actions continue to grow.

Follow Thursday's events as they unfold in our blog below, or watch TV coverage in the video player above.

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