Natasha Perakov: Our research has shown that we have rated False the claim that Perakov is the first Ukrainian female fighter pilot. The image is of a Ukrainian soldier who was crowned the beauty queen in a 2016 beauty contest. Savchenko was the first female fighter pilot in Ukraine.
Each day thousands die in the war between Russia, Ukraine. There are many reports of deaths, but one is occurring in Ukraine. While it is unclear if Natasha Perakov is actually dead, many social media sites claim that she is.
One of the soldiers who lost their lives in battle is claimed by some social media users. The post attracted more than 2,900 comments in less than a week. Similar posts have received hundreds of likes on Facebook and Instagram.
Follow us on Facebook Subscribe to our Facebook page for updates throughout the day regarding our latest debunksHowever, independent fact-checking groups have proven that this claim is false. The photo shows a Ukrainian soldier that won a beauty contest. USA TODAY reached the social media users that shared the claim to comment.
Natasha could have also died because she was copiloted with Nadiya Savchenko, a female pilot who flew the Mil Mi-24 helicopter and the Sukhoi Su-24 Bomber.
This may make it appear like fake news.
Many local news outlets and social media platforms have reported that she was killed during a fierce battle. She has yet to be officially confirmed dead, but it is speculated that she could still be alive.
Who Is Natasha Perakov
Ukrainian fighter-jet pilot who was wounded in the Ukraine-Russia War, and then died one year later. Natasha hails from Ukraine. She was born in 1994. She is 28.
People are still searching the globe for Natasha Perakov to see if she’s alive. Despite this, the name has managed grab the headlines. In the midst all the reports about the war between Russia & Ukraine, thousands have died. However, one name has been making news. The news is both worrying and hopeful.
There have been many amazing stories in recent times, including Ghost of Kyiv, Ukraine Reaper and Ukraine Reaper. However, now we are hearing the story of Natasha Perakov. She was the first fighter-jet pilot to be killed in wartime.
False. False. Nadiya Sabchenko, Ukraine’s first female pilot, is the reason. The video and photos show three women, none of which are Savchenko.
Our research has shown that we have rated False the claim that Perakov is the first Ukrainian female fighter pilot. The image is of a Ukrainian soldier who was crowned the beauty queen in a 2016 beauty contest. Savchenko was the first female fighter pilot in Ukraine.
This Article Was Prepared By The Reuters Fact Check staff
Olesya Volorobey, a Ukrainian soldier, is the image in the Facebook post. Beauty contest 2016. According to a Google translation of Ukraine Ministry of Defense’s website: “The event is dedicated women who have served as soldiers in eastern Ukraine.”
According to the agency Vorobey served with the Operational Command West unit in Ukraine’s armed forces. USA TODAY could not locate any evidence that she was a fighter-pilot or that her death occurred during the Russian invasion.
USA TODAY also found no evidence of Natasha Perakov, a Ukrainian military service member. Politico reports that Nadiya Sabchenko is the first female fighter pilot from Ukraine. Savchenko was active online on Facebook and TikTok, as of March 8th. Read Also: Mikaylademaiter
Fact check: What’s truthful and false about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine USA TODAY has debunked several out-of-context videos and photos circulated online after the Russian invasion.
Our Fact-Check Sources:
- AFP Factcheck, March 4, Posts claim photo of Ukraine’s first female fighter pilot
- Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. October 12, 2016, Winner of “Glory to The Heroines” contest of beauty in uniform. Olesya Volorobey, senior soldier in the Luhansk anti-terrorist unit was the first participant.
- Los Angeles Times. May 25, 2016, Ukraine’s first female combatpilot released in prisoner swap with Russia
- Check Your Fact, March 4, FACT CHECK: VIRAL IMAGE CLAIMS TO SHOW UKRAINE’S FIRST FEMALE FIGHTER PILOT WHO DIED IN BATTLE
- The Washington Post, March 5, Ukraine’s military adapts to Russian’s initial invasion
- The New York Times March 3, How Ukraine’s Armed Forces Have Resisted Russia So Far
- Politico, 28 June 2016, Eastern weakness and a “political saviour”
- Lead Stories, March 2, Fact Check: Ukraine’s First Female Fighter Pilot ‘Natasha Perakov’ Did NOT Die In Russia-Ukraine Conflict
- Carnegie Europe, May 3, 2018, Ukraine’s New Military Engagements in the Donbas
- Nadiya Samchenko, accessed February 7, TikTok profile
- Nadiya Samchenko, accessed March 7, 2009 on the Facebook page
- Google Translate, accessed March 8,
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