A Brief History
On December 10, 1997, Ukrainian paralympic World Record holder and Gold medalist swimmer, Viktoriia Savtsova, was born, taking her place among the many distinguished Ukrainians throughout history. Today, we take a look at another famous Ukrainian hero, known as The Ghost of Kyiv.
Our title Ghost is a product of the current war between Russia and Ukraine and is reputed to be the pilot of a MiG-29 Fulcrum fighter jet. While admitted by the Ukrainian government to be a myth, the stories about this intrepid pilot who reportedly shot down 6 of the invading Russian fighter planes on February 24, 2022, were promulgated by the Ukrainian government as a morale boosting propaganda device, though later admitted being fictional.
Despite the story of this supposedly invincible pilot being a ruse, the fact is that an enormous number of Ukrainian military and civilian persons have shown incredible courage and valor in resisting the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Slava Ukraine!
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For more information, please see…
Shubin, Timothy. RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR: The 9 Big Questions Everyone Is Asking About The Russo-ukrainian War Answered. Kindle, 2022.
Vaguine, Glafira. The Ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war: Updated report on What caused the Russian-Ukraine war and how it might end. Kindle, 2022.
The featured image in this article, a painting by Andriy Dankovych of the Ghost of Kyiv, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
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