Who is the ‘Ghost of Kyiv’? Story of Ukrainian ace pilot goes viral

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.


I hope he’s real because this is the shit that legends are made of.

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By J. Kb

5 thoughts on “How does he fit balls that big into a flight suit?”
  1. Surely you know to discount 99% of the “news” that comes out of a war zone. Heck, probably 99% of the news period. Yeah, it’d be nice if it were true, but hard to believe right off.

  2. WTF is up with the “so-called Su-25 Frogfoots” language? Why wasn’t it also “so-called” SU-27 Flanker or “so-called” Mig-29 Fulcrum?

  3. I’m leaning towards “not true”
    Not paying too much attention to the details of what’s going on, but one report had 7 Soviet planes downed already?

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