The " Ghosts of Kyiv " commander is being buried today

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The colonel who led the "ghosts of Kyiv" died in battle over the Black Sea

The pilot who led the "ghosts of Kyiv" died in battle over the Black Sea.



A native of Bucha, Ukrainian pilot Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Mikhail Matyushenko with the call sign "Grandfather" died heroically while performing a combat mission in an air battle on June 26, but his remains were found only now.

On October 3, he will be buried in his native city. This was announced on Facebook by the mayor of Bucha Anatoly Fedoruk.

One night, "Grandfather" rushed into an air battle on an L-39, simulating a MiG-29 attack on a pair of Su-30s. What do you think? They retreated! - recall one of the episodes of his sworn brothers.

The mayor of Bucha Anatoly Fedoruk said that this was the last combat mission for "Grandfather".

And only now we have the right to tell the truth: "The Ghost of Kyiv" (a composite image of the pilots of the 40th tactical aviation brigade of the Air Force, who defended the sky of the capital. - Ed.) was headed by a pilot from Bucha," Fedoruk wrote.

He noted that with the advent of Colonel Matyushenko to the leadership, the aviation brigade did not suffer losses in the air - all the pilots of the Ghost of Kyiv returned alive.

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