Sunday May 01, 2022

'Ghost of Kyiv' who shot down over 40 Russian jets honoured posthumously

'Ghost of Kyiv' who shot down over 40 Russian jets honoured posthumously

A combo image of Major Stepan Tarabalka tweeted by Defence Ukraine.

Rlixa Report

A 29-yer-old Ukrainian fighter pilot, who has shot down as many as 40 Russian aircraft was killed in a battle last month.

According to reports in Times of London the father of one was also known as the ‘ghost of Kyiv.’

The brave Ukrainian pilot identified as Major Stepan Tarabalka was shot down on March 13 while battling a large number of enemy forces, reported Times of London.

According to the family of Tarabalka, he was posthumously awarded with Order of the Golden Star, the Ukraine's top medal for bravery in combat.

He was also given the title of the Hero of Ukraine, according to the report.

Helmet and goggles of Tarabalka will be auctioned in London soon, reports UK Newspaper.

 

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