Unconfirmed reports of an ace Ukrainian fighter pilot have gone viral, with social media users dubbing the fighter the “Ghost of Kyiv.”
Supposedly downing as many as six Russian planes in the first day of combat, the Ghost of Kyiv — and their MiG-29 Fulcrum — quickly became a folk hero in a war breathlessly watched online.
According to one widely circulated post, the Ghost of Kyiv is believed to have shot down four Russian fighter jets — two Su-35 Flankers, one Su-27 Flanker and one MiG-29 Fulcrum — as well as two ground-attack aircraft, so-called Su-25 Frogfoots.
Rumors from the Ukraine frontline calling a fighter pilot the “Ghost of Kyiv” alleges he has downed 6 Russian jets already. THIS. HITS. HARD. 🇺🇦💥🇺🇦#GhostOfKyiv #UkraineInvasion pic.twitter.com/mlghVIySVB
— Scott McClellan (@DSM4USA) February 25, 2022
'The Ghost of Kyiv' Ukraine Ace
Flying a Mig-29 has downed
-2 SU-25 planes
-2 SU 35 fighters
He is the real 🐐 pic.twitter.com/4CuRZnP67p
— dolphin (@dolphin_7106) February 25, 2022
I hope he’s real because this is the shit that legends are made of.