Ukrainian pilot Vladyslav Rykov dies while performing combat mission at frontline
On February 7, Ukrainian Air Force pilot Vladyslav Rykov died while performing a combat mission. He had 385 combat missions completed
This was reported by his comrade-in-arms, pilot Rostyslav Lazarenko.
"He conducted 385 combat missions - he was the best pilot and commander I have ever known. He had my back since the beginning of the full-scale war both on the ground and in the air, and trained a large number of both combat pilots," Lazarenko wrote.
According to him, few people knew the Ukrainian defender, but Lazarenko promised to tell about Vlad Rykov a little later: "Because such people need to be known and remembered - he gave his life for our lives, for our freedom and for our Ukraine!"
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