Is This 'Ghost of Kyiv' Video Real?

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2022
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In February 2022, after Russia launched an unprovoked attack on Ukraine, rumors started circulating about a Ukrainian fighter pilot dubbed the "Ghost of Kyiv" who had supposedly shot down multiple Russian fighter jets. As these rumors circulated, so did a miscaptioned video supposedly showing the Ghost of Kyiv in action:

This is not a genuine video of the Ghost of Kyiv. This video was created with Digital Combat Simulator, a simulation game that was first released in 2008. 

The video was originally posted to YouTube by "Comrade_Corb." The original caption identified this clip...

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