Pictures appeared on social media showing the recently destroyed and burned-out Antonov An-225.
The An-225, the largest aircraft in the world, was destroyed in heavy fighting at the strategic cargo airport Hostomel, near Kyiv. After much speculation about the condition of the aircraft, Ukrainian authorities confirmed on Sunday that the An-225 had indeed been destroyed. The plane was named “Mriya” (“Dream”), which soon became a symbol of self-defense of Ukraine. “We will rebuild the plane. We will fulfill our dream of a strong, free and democratic Ukraine.” On the official government account†
Pictures from the Russian state television An-225 appear more clearly than in the first video:
The video below appeared on Thursday with the first images from Earth.
Comment on the video: “Hostomel, February 25 or 26”
The An-225, with a wingspan of more than 88 meters, was designed in the 1980s for the space program of the Soviet Union. Due to its huge size, the device quickly became world famous.
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