Heroic Ukrainian Fighter Pilot Gives Hope after Taking Out 6 Russian Warplanes
‘Ghost of Kyiv’ becomes new folk hero
A Ukrainian jet fighter pilot nicknamed the “Ghost of Kyiv,” has become Ukraine’s newest folk hero after downing six Russian warplanes.
Social media users began sharing clips of a MiG 29 jet flying over the country’s capital city.
There is reportedly a Ukrainian fighter pilot who has taken out 6 Russian jets in air to air combat. He is being called the "Ghost of Kyiv"pic.twitter.com/zCdK2URsHM— Market Rebellion (@MarketRebels) February 25, 2022
Reports are coming that a Ukrainian pilot has shot down 6 Russian Aircraft today and might have possibly become the first 21st century fighter ace.— Visegrád 24 🇨🇿🇭🇺🇵🇱🇸🇰 (@visegrad24) February 25, 2022
The pilot, known as “the Ghost of Kyiv” and his MiG-29 were seen in numerous videos from today.
An official ace fighter pilot must have five confirmed cases of downing an enemy plane.
If the stories are true, the Ghost has become the “first European ace since World War II.”
But there is no way to confirm that the Ghost is actually a single Ukrainian fighter jet fighting against Russia.
The story may be the first major urban legend coming out of Russia’s unprovoked attack.
But despite the mystery surrounding the story, the Ghost is bolstering Ukraine’s morale in the face of Russian warmongering.
The commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said in a Thursday Facebook post that his forces have counted six Russian planes and two helicopters destroyed to date, according to Newsweek.
A Twitter account, which claimed to represent Ukraine’s armed forces, shared a video that purported to show a Ukrainian MiG-29 downing a Russian jet in a dogfight.
But others claimed the video was fake and at least one social media user said it was made using a digital combat simulator.
But there is no way to confirm the new folk hero, nor is there any way to determine how many Russian and Ukrainian aircraft have been destroyed in a conflict.
But still, millions of people dearly hope that the Ghost of Kyiv really does exist.
I’m begging major media to report on whether “The Ghost of Kyiv” really exists—as if it’s true that today a heroic Ukrainian fighter pilot single-handedly downed *6* Russian jets, this flying ace immediately becomes a stirring symbol of Ukraine’s resistance to Putin’s war crimes. pic.twitter.com/Nmlu68Fknj— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) February 25, 2022
Ghost of Kyiv is the coldest nickname I’ve ever heard— Chief (@BarstoolChief) February 25, 2022
The Ghost of Kyiv, we pray for your success— ThunderousFolf (@ThunderousFolf) February 24, 2022
Ace Combat stuff aside, that's a damn good pilot, especially given the circumstances