AN-225 ‘Mriya’: World’s Largest Plane, Made In Ukraine, Destroyed By Russians


Kyiv: The largest aircraft in the world was destroyed by Russian troops battling on an airfield near Kyiv, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba said, as Moscow continued its assault on its neighbour during the fourth day of its invasion.

AN-225 ‘Mriya’ — meaning ‘Dream’ in Ukrainian — was manufactured by Ukrainian aeronautics company Antonov, and qualified as the world’s largest cargo aircraft, before it was reportedly burned at Hostomel Airport outside Kyiv due to Russian shelling.

“The biggest plane in the world “Mriya” (The Dream) was destroyed by Russian occupants on an airfield near Kyiv. We will rebuild the plane. We will fulfill our dream of a strong, free, and democratic Ukraine,” tweeted Ukraine from their official Twitter handle, mourning the destruction of the aircraft.

Along with the tweet, Ukraine’s handle posted a picture of the plane with a caption that read: “They burned the biggest plane but our Mriya will never perish.”

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