Did The 'Ghost Of Kyiv' Begin As A Cover Story?
Wartime secrecy and mythmaking
Major media organizations did their best to discover the identity of the so-called ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ and concluded that he did not exist. Then yesterday, a ‘Ghost’ was posthumously identified as Major Stepan Tarabalka (see photo) in local press reports.
Tarabalka was reputed to have 40 kills when he was shot down on 13 March. The fog of war is thickest wh…