World’s biggest plane ‘Mriya’ destroyed by Russia near Kyiv

The largest cargo plane in the world — Ukraine’s Antonov-225 or ‘Mriya’ — was destroyed by Russian strikes outside Kyiv on the fourth day of Moscow’s invasion, Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom group said.

The aircraft was unique to the world. At 276 feet long, it could transport up to 551,000 pounds of cargo at a speed of up to 528 mph.

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

“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!” Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.

Points to Note:

  • Ukraine’s Antonov-225 or ‘Mriya’ – destroyed by Russian troops
  • It was largest cargo plane in the world – 276 feet long, it could transport up to 551,000 pounds of cargo at a speed of up to 528 mph.

 

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