The ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ has supposedly downed six Russian jets in the first 30 hours of the invasion

The Ghost of Kyiv is an unconfirmed fighter pilot who has supposedly downed a number of Russian jets, according to the Ukrainian government.

The Ghost is estimated to have shot down up to ten Russian jets from his MiG-29 fighter jet, but the social media claims are yet to be independently verified. If the rumours are true, it would make them likely the first pilot to achieve this in the 21st century.

The rumors says that in the first 30 hours of the invasion, the Ghost of Kyiv has shot down:

  • 2 x Su-35
  • 1 x MiG-29M
  • 1x Su-27
  • 2 x Su-25

In a tweet, the Defence of Ukraine said: “People call him the Ghost of Kyiv. And rightly so – this UAF ace dominates the skies over our capital and country, and has already become a nightmare for invading Russian aircraft.”

Though an incredible story, there are doubts over whether it is actually true.

It is understandable that Ukraine would want to promote the idea, both to attract Ukrainian civilians to join the fight against Russia and to boost morale.

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