written by robert z. pearlman, on february 28th, 2022

what: soviet era space-shuttle-carrying aircraft “mriya” destroyed
when: february 27, 2022
how: by russian helicopter air attack
where: on airfield near keiv, ukraine
why: apparently to demonstrate russia’s superior air power

interesting fact: “russia has targeted mriya as a symbol of the capabilities of ukrainian aviation,” the statement read. “the occupiers destroyed the plane, but they will not be able to destroy our common dream. she will definitely be reborn.” (11 paragraph or section of the article) 

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