Antonov aircraft factory in Kyiv said on fire after Russian bombing

Pictures being shared on social media appear to show a large fire on Kyiv’s outskirts after an Antonov aircraft factory in the north of the city was apparently hit by Russian artillery.

A second video from a person on the street shows the fire rising up from buildings that match the large Antonov plant in Kyiv’s Sviatoshyn neighborhood.

The Antonov 225, which was the largest plane in the world, was destroyed by Russia on the first day of fighting last month, as it attacked the Hostomel airport in Kyiv’s northwest. The Antonov plant in Sviatoshyn also has an airfield, according to Google Maps, meaning Russian forces may try to secure it as a bridgehead for attacking Kyiv.

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