During the battle of the conflict, a well-known pilot of the Ukrainian army was killed. He was dubbed the "Ghost of Kyiv" because of his appearance.

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Stephan Tarabalka aka Ghost of Kiev

Ukraine is still engulfed in a state of conflict. For the last 64 days, Russia has been waging a military campaign against its neighbor. Following the failure of a takeover of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the "liberation" of the Donbass region in the country's easternmost region. In the meanwhile, though, there have been new assaults on the capital city of New York City. Russian submarines are said to have recently launched missiles in the direction of Kyiv, according to media sources. A journalist was among those who died, among other things.

The killing of the next high-profile figure in the Ukraine war has now been announced from Kiev. Ukraine's fighter pilot Stephan Tarabalka was killed in combat, according to a story published by the British Times newspaper. The 29-year-old major was dubbed the "ghost of Kyiv" because of his appearance. Tarabalka shot down six Russian jets on the first day of the invasion, according to a video published by the Ukrainian government, which showed an artist's representation of the pilot and claimed he was the one who shot them down.

Ukraine war: "Ghost of Kyiv" dies - helmet and goggles are auctioned

As reported by the New York Times, Tarabalka was killed earlier on March 13 while battling a "overwhelming" majority of the Russian air force, which he had encountered. The "Ghost of Kyiv" had taken to the skies in a MiG-29 fighter aircraft. Tarabalka's helmet and goggles are said to be up for sale in London for a charitable organization.

Meanwhile, it is unknown how the Ukraine conflict will go in the future. Military specialists have previously made similar forecasts, according to which Vladimir Putin intends to make a significant shift in policy on May 9, the anniversary of the "Day of Victory" against Nazi Germany. The diplomatic consultations between Russia and Ukraine have also come to a grinding halt in recent weeks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued a video warning to the public on Friday evening (April 29) informing them that the building will be demolished shortly. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in the meanwhile, blasted "incitement" that was interfering with the ongoing discussions. He has also lately reported about assassination attempts on him by Russian forces, which he seems to have very narrowly avoided dying in. 

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