Who is the Ukrainian Reaper?

AS FIGHTING broke out in Eastern Europe with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, news sources in other parts of the world struggled to keep up with all the details.

Recently, rumors about a “Ukrainian Reaper”, a killer sniper Russian army with high accuracy and frequency, appeared on social media.

Ukrainian soldiers on February 25, 2022


Ukrainian soldiers on February 25, 2022

Who is the Ukrainian Reaper?

The Ukrainian Reaper has been identified online as the Ukrainian Volodymyr Vist.

On February 25, someone in Ukraine tweeted a photo of a Ukrainian soldier with his face blurred out for security.

The tweet claimed that it was a photo of Vist, a soldier who carried out 20 confirmed sniper kills during the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Quickly, people online nicknamed Vist the Ukrainian Reaper.

The Internet also appeared a similar individual, named Ghost of Kyivwho is said to have shot down 5 Russian warplanes in one day.

Is the Ukrainian Reaper real?

When Twitter It seems to think so, there is no real confirmation of the Reaper’s existence.

Also no confirmation of Ghost of Kyiv.

Currently, these two figures are mostly considered an urban legend, spread on social media by Ukrainian supporters.

A soldier in front of a destroyed building in Luhansk, Ukraine


A soldier in front of a destroyed building in Luhansk, UkraineCredit: Getty

Who is the white death?

With the Reaper rumors, people on the internet started comparing him to Simo Hayha, aka the White Death.

Hayha is a military sniper from Finland who fought in World War II and is widely known as the deadliest sniper in history.

It is estimated, based on Hayha’s personal diaries and the work of historians, that Hayha killed 500 or more men from the Soviet Union during the war.

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