"Ghost of Kyiv" Die in battle after shooting down 40 Russian jets

"Ghost of Kyiv" Die in battle after shooting down 40 Russian jets

The Ukrainian fighter pilot, known as the “Ghost of Kyiv,” was killed in a battle last month after shooting down as many as 40 Russian aircraft, the Times of London reported. The publication also identified a brave pilot as a war hero with his 29-year-old father, Major Stepan Tarabarka.

A British newspaper also said that Tarabarka, flying the MiG-29, was shot down while fighting an “overwhelming” number of enemy troops.

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According to his family, quoted by the Times, the fighter pilot was awarded the Gold Star Order, Ukraine’s highest medal for courage in combat. He was also given the title of Hero of Ukraine.

According to The Times, his helmet and goggles are currently being auctioned in London.