Zelensky Says Ghost of Kiev Just Died Crashing His Plane Into Another Ukraine Jet Like a Moron

Oh, wow.

The Ghost of Kiev has been operating this whole time?

New York Post:

Three Ukrainian pilots, including a well-known MiG-29 pilot who went by the call sign “Juice” and was part of a unit known as “Ghost of Kyiv,” died in a plane crash over the weekend.

Two L-39 combat trainer aircraft collided in the sky near the city of Zhytomyr, about 87 miles west of Kyiv, on Friday, resulting in the deaths of three pilots, the Ukrainian Air Force wrote on X, previously known as Twitter.

“Among the dead is a pilot with the call sign ‘JUICE.’” the statement continued. “We express out condolences to the families of the victims.”

During his nightly video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — who is counting on crews to quickly be trained to fly F-16 fighter jets — confirmed the news.

“Yesterday, a catastrophe in the sky over the Zhytomyr region killed three pilots, including Andriy Pilschikov, callsign ‘Juice,’” Zelensky wrote on X. “My heart goes out to the pilots’ friends and loved ones. The investigation is ongoing, and the truth will be revealed.”

Andriy Pilschikov

Pilschikov was part of the Ghost of Kyiv unit, which defended central and northern Ukraine at the beginning of the war.

He had also campaigned for the supply of F-16s, according to the Air Force.

I guess the Ukraine is going to have an even harder time winning with this guy gone.

Really a shame he died in a training exercise. That must be super embarrassing for his family.