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Under a shattered crescent hanger at Ukraine’s Gostomel Airport the world’s largest plane lies buckled and broken, an immovable monument to the battle Russia waged to take this foothold toward the capital of Kyiv.

The Antonov An-225 Mriya — a cargo-lift plane with an 88 meter (290 feet) wingspan, which had been the largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service — has been mauled by blasts.

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