For those who still had doubts, Russian state media has released footage from the Antonov airport in Hostomel, clearly showing the complete destruction of the An 225 “Mriya,” which was the largest aircraft in the world and only of its kind.
According to Air Charter Service Worldwide, the cargo airplane Antonov AN-225 Mirya costs between” $250 million and $300 million dollars” to build. Although it is a hefty price tag, it’s unique specialty allows the transporting of cargo that other aircraft does not have the capacity for.
This adds to the growing list of eviscerated property that Russian forces are responsible for. Economic sanctions, social/political capital expenditures, and other resources are increasing in scope by international forces as Russia continues its attempt to gain Ukranian ground.