- A new photo shows the extensive damage caused to the world’s largest cargo plane during the Russian invasion.
- An Antonov An-225 Mriya was destroyed at an airfield near Kyiv, Ukraine after Russia withdrew its forces from the area.
- “The Russian invaders destroyed Maria, but the dream cannot be destroyed!” Ukrainian officials said.
A new photo shows the remains of the An-225 Mriya, the world’s largest aircraft destroyed in Ukraine In the early days of the Russian invasion in February,
The aircraft has been used to ship humanitarian aid around the world, including after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The aircraft has been in service for more than three decades and Can carry 250 tons of cargo.
Pilot Dmytro Antonov told outlets: “The sadness is very indescribable. I just realized that exactly two months ago I went on my last business trip. I flew on the Meri.”
Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Posted a picture on Sunday Mriya, which in translation means “dream”.
“The Russian invaders destroyed Maria, but the dream cannot be destroyed!” Officials said.
—DefenceU of Ukraine 3 April 2022
The plane’s manufacturer, Ukroboronprom, said it would cost more than $3 billion to rebuild the plane.
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