‘Mriya’ – World’s largest plane destroyed in Kyiv amid Russia-Ukraine war

Bunny
Bunny February 28, 2022
Updated 2022/02/28 at 5:33 AM
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KYIV – The largest plane in the world, Mriya, was destroyed during ongoing fight between Russian and Ukrainian forces in Kyiv and other parts of the eastern European country.

An official Twitter handle of Ukraine claimed on Sunday that the plane country’s Antonov-225 cargo plane was destroyed by Russian strikes outside the capital city.

“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,” read the tweet.

The official handle also shared a picture of the plane and captioned it as: “They burned the biggest plane but our Mriya will never perish.”

Reports said that the restoration of the world’s largest plane would cost over $3 billion and take more than five years.

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

As the war has entered fifth day with Russian forces continue to advance in the neighbouring country, Moscow and Kyiv had agreed to hold talks in Belarus to deescalate the situation.

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