A Ukrainian fighter pilot has been credited with capturing down 10 Russian jets on Day 1 of the invasion. Although this declare is unverified, some Ukrainian ministers and native media have mentioned the pilot, whose id is unknown and shortly obtained the title “Ghost of Kyiv”, flew a MiG-29 on his street to changing into an ace – a pilot who scores 5 or extra kills.
The “Ghost of Kyiv” would doubtless change into an city legend, some navy analysts have mentioned, however is nonetheless serving as a large morale booster for the Ukrainian forces within the face of overwhelming odds.
The mixed power of the invading Russian forces – land, air and sea – outnumber the Ukrainians. However the “Ghost of Kyiv” and reviews of Ukrainian troopers making courageous final stands, which have been shared broadly on social media, have helped Ukrainians keep optimistic regardless of the large risk that they face.
“Folks name him the Ghost of Kyiv. And rightly so – this UAF ace dominates the skies over our capital and nation, and has already grow to be a nightmare for invading Russian aircrafts,” the official Twitter account representing Ukraine tweeted.
The tweet options an animated clip and visuals of a MiG-29 fighter jet on a fight air patrol over a metropolis in Ukraine.
“Ukrainians are grateful to this hero…who’s having Russian plane for breakfast,” the tweet says.
Folks name him the Ghost of Kyiv. And rightly so – this UAF ace dominates the skies over our capital and nation, and has already grow to be a nightmare for invading Russian aircrafts. pic.twitter.com/lngfaMN01I
— Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) February 27, 2022
Truth-checking web site Snopes says the “Ghost of Kyiv” may very well be an actual pilot, however movies on social media exhibiting a dogfight during which a Ukrainian jet shoots down a Russian plane is unquestionably pretend, because the video is from an air fight simulation sport known as “DCS”.
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