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Russian soldier missing after attack on naval fleet in Crimea: Ministry

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The Russian defense ministry said one of its servicemen was missing Friday after a Ukrainian missile struck the headquarters of Moscow’s Black Sea fleet in annexed Crimea.

The ministry earlier said the serviceman had been killed in the attack, before updating its statement to say the serviceman was in fact missing.

“Earlier today the Kyiv regime launched a missile attack on the city of Sevastopol,” Moscow’s defense ministry said on Telegram.

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“One serviceman was not killed, but is missing,” it said, updating its previous post on Telegram.

Ukraine has targeted Crimea throughout Russia’s offensive but attacks on military installations there have intensified in recent months.

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