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Ukraine announced the start of construction of a new aircraft An-225 "Mriya"

Ukraine will build a new aircraft An-225 "Mriya" instead of the one destroyed in Gostomel.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine intends to build a new flight model of the legendary An-225 Mriya aircraft. The cost of the project is estimated at 800 million dollars, while it is expected that not only Ukrainian specialists will be involved in the construction of the aircraft, but also specialists from Turkey and China, who have quite extensive experience in building large aircraft.

“During an online meeting with Ukrainian students on Thursday, he recalled that at one time there was an idea to build a second copy of this unique aircraft. “We wanted to build it, we needed $800 million. I approached the President of Turkey with a proposal to build a second Mriya, but we did not find the money. But in this case, it's not a question of money, it's a question of ambition. We were contacted by Ukroboronprom, the Antonov team. This is a question of the image of our state and all the dead professional pilots. Building Mriya for the sake of the memory of heroes is the right state position,” Zelensky stressed., - reports the information agency "Interfax-Ukraine".

The An-225 Mriya, the world's largest transport aircraft, was destroyed during the battles for the Gostomel airport at the end of February 2022. At the same time, earlier in China they already assessed the damage to the aircraft, stating that even a damaged aircraft can be restored and re-lifted into the air, from where information appeared that China could take part in the construction of a new aircraft.

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