A freighter carrying livestock from Romania to Jordan smashed into a Russian military vessel in the Bosphorus Strait, piercing its hull in the collision and forcing it to sink entirely.

The Russian warship, called “Liman”, was part of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea. It was a reconnaissance vessel and was apparently returning from a mission in the Mediterranean Sea. The 17 sailors on the ship were rescued.

Meanwhile, the cargo ship suffered no significant damage in the collision and was...

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