Ukraine’s Antonou-225 cargo plane, which is the world’s largest plane, has been destroyed by Russian strikes outside Kyiv.
The attack on the plane was made on the fourth day of Moscow’s invasion at the Antonovo airport in Gostomel near Kyiv.
The aircraft named “Mriya” which means “dream” in Ukrainian was 84 metres long (276 feet). It could also transport up to 250 tonnes (551,000 pounds) of cargo at a speed of up to 850 kilometres per hour.
Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba in a tweet on Sunday stated that the aircraft was the world’s largest aircraft. He further tweeted; “Russia may have destroyed our Mriya, but they will never be able to destroy our dream of a strong, free, democratic European state. We shall prevail”