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Media Claims Fighter Pilot Known as the “Ghost of Kiev” Has Died.. But His Entire Story Was Based on Old Photos and Computer Games

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there has been a great amount of misinformation coming from Russia, Ukraine, US, and Western media.  It is difficult to unwind what is true and what is not.  But one thing we know – the ‘Ghose of Ukraine’ didn’t recently die.  We know this because he never lived. 

We’ve seen great thinkers like Adam Kinzinger get embarrassed by the information coming out of Ukraine.  Kinzinger was fooled into believing that the name of the ‘Ghost of Ukraine’ was revealed and it was none other than Samuyil Hyde (an Internet meme).

Kissinger famously fell for an internet prank back in February.

But the real problem with Kinzinger’s identification of the Ghost of Ukraine, is that this fearless fighter is not real.  Kinzinger was fooled here as well.  The Gateway Pundit identified parts of the imagery used in this story were from a 2019 article published in Ukraine at Censor.net.  Other parts of the imagery come from a video game.

But the story of the Ghost of Ukraine lives on.

Sadly, the Ghost of Kiev reportedly died in March.  The London Times reported that Major Stepan Tarabalka died in March during a dog fight with Russians.  Daily Caller reported:

The alleged pilot has been identified by local reports as Major Stepan Tarabalka and was killed when his MiG-29 was shot down during combat on March 13, according to a Friday report from The London Times.

The London Times also reported that the publication “confirmed the identity of the fighter pilot and his death.” Tarabalka allegedly is credited with 40 kills in the air.

This is a  prime example of how Western media has polluted the airwaves with propaganda and not facts.  How much of the reports on the Ghost of Kyiv are real, is anybody’s guess.