The 'Ghost of Kyiv', according to the Ukrainian Air Force, is not dead, but a myth

The 'Ghost of Kyiv', according to the Ukrainian Air Force, is not dead, but a myth ...

Last February, the host of Kyiv took on helicopters and crashed five Russian planes. Since then, his supposed tally had expanded to include 40 Russian airplanes. In March, we were even treated to a selfie of the famous pilot.

False reports

On Friday, reports claimed that the brave pilot had been identified asMajor Stepan Tarabalka, 29, and was killed when "overwhelming" Russian soldiers shot down the MiG-29 he was flying. This proved not to be true despite making headlines around the world.

The Ukrainian Air Force published a tweet claiming that Tarabalka, who was awarded Ukraine''s top medal, had demonstrated bravery in combat. With the title "Hero of Ukraine," said the host of Kyiv, actually represents "the collective spirit of the highly qualified pilots of the Tactical Aviation Brigade who is successful in protecting Kyiv and the region."

The information about the death of the #Kyiv The Ghost is incorrect. The #GhostOfKyiv is alive, and it reflects the collective spirit of the highly qualified pilots of the Tactical Aviation Brigade who is successfully defending #Kyiv and the region.

The Ghost of Kyiv, according to Ukrainian authorities, is alive and embodies a collective image of the highly skilled pilots of the tactical aviation brigade who successfully defend Kyiv and the surrounding area.

Raising the nation''''s morale

The story of ''The Ghost of Kyiv'', which demonstrates Ukraine''s strength as a morale booster for the country and its military, is based on the fact that Ukraine is using it for self-defense.

Mikhail Zhirohov, a Ukrainian historian, described the Ghost of Kyiv tale as a "propaganda for increasing morale." "It''s essential to have this propaganda, because our armed forces are smaller, and many believe we can''t be equal to them [the Russians] in wartime.

The Ukrainian Air Force acknowledged that Tarabalka was a true hero as well.

Who is Tarabalka?

Tarabalka, who was born in the small village of Korolivka, was a working-class family. He graduated from the Kharkiv National University of the Air Force. He married and raised eight-year-old son.

His parents gave an interview to NPR where they explained their son''s passion for the skies and his country.

"He would always monitor the paratroopers in their air exercises. And he would run in their direction to see where they landed. Since his early age, he always dreamed of the sky, especially flying higher than the clouds."

This article has been updated as a result of new and ongoing information.

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