Hostomel Airport Littered With Wrecked Military Vehicles Following Russian Retreat

Video by RFE/RL at Hostomel airport outside Kyiv shows the wreck of the world’s biggest plane, the Antonov 225, and destroyed Russian military vehicles at the site which saw heavy fighting in the first days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russian forces retreated from Hostomel at the end of March, according to the Pentagon.

RFE/RL said its Ukrainian service reporter Levko Stek visited the airport on April 2, where he surveyed the wreckage of the An-225, “once a symbol of national pride.” Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful

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