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Ukraine war

Turkish-made drones likely involved in Moskva sinking

Ukrainian official says Neptune missile was assisted by 'other equipment'

Turkish-made attack Bayraktar TB2 drones were likely involved in the targeting of Russia's Moskva missile cruiser, officials and analysts say. (Source photos by Ukrainian Air Forces/Anadolu Agency and Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/AP)

ISTANBUL -- Turkish-made attack drones likely had a role in the Ukrainian operation to target Russia's Moskva missile cruiser, according to an Ukrainian official and defense industry analysts.

A senior Ukrainian official with direct access to information from the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces tacitly acknowledged the involvement of medium altitude long endurance (MALE) armed Bayraktar TB2 drones. Asked whether the drones were used in the attack, the official said: "Moskva was hit by two Neptune missiles with assistance of different equipment."

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