Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine He said at the weekendThat the plane was destroyed in the fighting around Kyiv airport. Yesterday it is airlive.net According to the aerial photos published by the company, the hope that the plane could survive was lit, because according to the pictures, although the hangar in which it was standing was damaged, the tail of the plane was still visible and seemed to be intact.
However, a recent video clip of the Russian crew shows that the plane was badly damaged.
Hostomel video of the destroyed An-225 transport aircraft. https://t.co/5JhZaKZ8LS
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The Antonov An-225 was designed and built in Kyiv in the late 1980s, and its primary function was to provide components for the Soviet space programme.
The giant robotic bird was the only serviceable specimen of this type, of which a total of three were made.
The Ukrainian word Mriya (Mriya) means “dream”. The aircraft, which is 84 meters long, consists of 6 engines, has a maximum take-off weight of 640 tons and has rarely soared into the air in recent years. He also visited Budapest in 2008 to deliver equipment for Ministry of Labor research to Oman.
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