Twitter and other social media platforms have praised the actions of an unidentified Ukrainian Fulcrum pilot who is accused of shooting down six Russian aircraft.
The Kyiv Ghost. The intriguing name, which is popular on social media platforms like Twitter, is associated with a Ukrainian MIG-29 pilot who is accused of shooting down six Russian jets on the first day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Many of the Ghost of Kyiv articles feature a short video that shows a plane, which appears to be a MIG-29, also known as a Fulcrum in NATO parlance, soaring over concrete apartment buildings with gray skies in the background.
Ghost of Kyiv receives online Ace status
The Ghost of Kyiv is said to have shot down two SU-35s, one SU-27, one MIG-29, and two SU-25s, according to a widely circulated post.
According to accepted air combat naming standards, an “Ace” is a pilot who manages five “kills” (destroying or downing an opposing plane). The Ghost of Kyiv would become an Ace after just one day of warfare with six kills. (There has always been something rather terrifying of chalking up kills in this manner, as if it were just a sport, merely scoring goals against an opposition, rather than the truth of the opposing pilot being burnt to death in an airborne fireball, or perishing as their stricken craft smashes into the ground).
Amid the war, the people of Kyiv saw a fighter plane pilot, who is now famous as “The Ghost Of Kyiv”. As per the report he has targeted and destroyed 6 Russian fighter jets. The plane was flying above Kyiv city while the Russian army invaded the capital.
There is a video that went viral of the incident. But authentication of facts and the source of the video is not yet completed. Video on social media is said to be of 23 February when the Russian Forces started to invade Ukraine. A Mig 29 fighter plane pilot can become the “fighter ace ” of the 21st century.
Vladimir Antonov Pilot becomes a piece of trending news all around the globe overnight.
However, any details as such the age or name are unknown.
Is there a true Ghost of Kyiv?
Although the previous president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, posted a picture of what he claimed to be the pilot on Friday, there has been no evidence so far that the Ghost of Kyiv actually exists. What is known is that seven Russian aircraft had reportedly been shot down during the fighting on Thursday, according to the Ukrainian defense forces. Given that the fighting has occurred over a variety of different war zones throughout the nation, it is implausible that six of these were flown by a pilot from Kyiv.
However, it is undeniable that the concept of the Ghost of Kyiv has captivated social media users, especially ardent Ukrainian supporters. Many fans express their respect and hope that the Ghost will continue to challenge the more powerful Russian air force in the comments section of the blogs about the purported ace’s achievements. Although it’s possible that the Ghost of Kiev is just a myth, the Ukrainian people want to believe in this hero.
The Power of Propaganda: The Use of Heroic Figures in Times of War
Propaganda is a tool that has been used throughout history to shape public opinion, particularly during times of war. One common technique is the use of heroic figures to promote the cause and rally support for the war effort. This essay will explore the power of propaganda and the use of heroic figures in times of war.
Propaganda and Its Effects:
Propaganda is a form of communication that aims to influence people’s opinions, attitudes, and beliefs. In times of war, propaganda is often used to rally support for the war effort, to demonize the enemy, and to promote the virtues of one’s own nation. Propaganda can be effective in shaping public opinion and can have a significant impact on the outcome of a war.
The Use of Heroic Figures
One common technique used in propaganda is the use of heroic figures. A heroic figure is someone who embodies the values of the nation and represents the ideal citizen. Heroic figures can be real or fictional, but they are always larger than life and inspire admiration and respect.
During times of war, heroic figures are often used to promote the cause and rally support for the war effort. These figures are portrayed as selfless, brave, and patriotic, and they are used to symbolize the nation’s strength and resilience. By using heroic figures, propaganda seeks to create a sense of national pride and unity and to inspire people to make sacrifices for the greater good.
Examples of Heroic Figures in Propaganda:
Throughout history, there have been many examples of heroic figures being used in propaganda. During World War II, for example, Winston Churchill was used as a heroic figure to rally support for the war effort in Britain. His speeches were broadcast on the radio and inspired people to continue fighting even in the face of adversity.
In the United States, Rosie the Riveter was used as a heroic figure to promote the role of women in the war effort. Her image was used on posters and in advertisements to encourage women to take on jobs traditionally held by men.
More recently, the United States military has used heroic figures in its recruiting campaigns. These figures, often portrayed as brave and patriotic soldiers, are used to inspire young people to join the military and serve their country.