The Moscow missile cruiser belonging to the Russian Black Sea Fleet has sunk.

APA's Moscow correspondent reports that the statement came from the Russian Defense Ministry.

"The fire caused by an explosion of ammunition during the withdrawal of the Moscow cruiser to the port of destination damaged the hull. The ship sank in stormy sea conditions," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Earlier, the Russian Interior Ministry reported that the crew of the cruiser was evacuated to ships of the Black Sea Fleet in the area.