Is This 'Ghost of Kyiv' Video Real?
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...