“Ghost of Kyiv” killed in battle shot down 40 Russian planes

“Ghost of Kyiv”, a Ukrainian fighter pilot known for shooting down nearly 40 Russian fighter jets, has died in action, according to a report by The Times of London. The Ukrainian pilot who became famous for his bravery following the Russian invasion of Ukraine which began on February 24 this year.

The identity of “Ghost of Kyiv” was also revealed in the report. The Times of London reported that Major Stepan Tarabalka.

Media reports that Major Tarabalka’s fighter jet was shot down on March 13 as it clashed with overwhelming numbers of enemy forces. Major Tarabalka’s glasses and helmet will now be auctioned.

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“People call him the Ghost of Kyiv. And rightly so – this UAF ace dominates the skies of our capital and our country, and has already become a nightmare for invading Russian planes,” the account tweeted. made official by the Ukrainian government on February 22 this year, highlighting the bravery of Major Traabalka.


Major Tarabalka allegedly shot down 6 Russian fighter planes on the first day of the war.


The Times reported that Stepan Tarabalka was born in Korolivka, a small village in western Ukraine. He comes from a working-class family. It had been his dream to become a fighter pilot since childhood.

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