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World’s Largest Aircraft ‘Mriya’ Destroyed In Ukraine

World Largest Aircraft destroyed

No thanks to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, the largest plane in the world, Ukraine’s Antonov-225 cargo plane, was reportedly destroyed by Russian strikes outside Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital city on Sunday.

According to reports, the aircraft was unique to the world. At 84 meters long (276 feet), it could transport up to 250 tonnes (551,000 pounds) of cargo at a speed of up to 850 kilometres per hour (528 mph).

It had been named “Mriya”, which means “dream” in Ukrainian.

“This was the world’s largest aircraft, AN-225 ‘Mriya’” Ukraine’ Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted on Sunday.

“Russia may have destroyed our ‘Mriya’. But they will never be able to destroy our dream of a strong, free, and democratic European state. We shall prevail!”, he added.

It was understands that Gostomel airport has seen violent clashes since the start of Russia’s invasion, launched by President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, February 24.

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