It was earlier reported that Ukraine had destroyed and sunk the flagship cruiser of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the “Moskva,” with two Neptune anti-ship missiles a few days ago early Thursday morning.

The Russian Defense Ministry denied the claims, saying that a fire has broken out on the ship, which detonated its stored ammunition. It was then reportedly towed to a nearby port when it sank due to the rough seas.

“During the towing of the Moskva cruiser to the designation port, the ship lost stability due to hull damage, sustained during the detonation of ammunition because of a fire. Amid the heavy storm, the ship sank,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

However, they later backtracked and claimed that the ship was still buoyant and that its main armament was not damaged. That adds to the confusion regarding the fate of the Moskva.