The sharpshooter is only identified by her codename, sigh “Charcoal.” She joined the Marines in 2017, according to Ukrainian armed forces.
To begin, it was the “Ghost of Kyiv” who rose against prominence as a symbol of Ukrainian resistance to the Russians. And now, a sharpshooter identified only by the call sign “Charcoal” has claimed that position.
The Ukrainian army shared photographs of the female sharpshooter on Facebook, showing her face partially obscured to conceal her identify as “Charcoal.”
She is being compared to the famed sharpshooter known as “Lady Death” during World War II.
According to Ukrainian military sources, “Charcoal” joined the Marines in 2017 in order to impress her younger brother, as reported by the New York Post.
She battled in the country’s east against separatists backed by Russia and served until her contract expired in January of this year. According to The Independent, the sniper retaliated when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
Additionally, the magazine quoted her remarks about the Russians: “These are not people. Nazis were not nearly as wicked as these orcs. We must eliminate them all!”
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The Ukrainian army has withheld details about her combat victories.
“Lady Death,” to whom she is being compared, was a Soviet Red Army sharpshooter from Ukraine. Her original name was Lyudmila Pavlichenko, and she allegedly murdered more than 300 German soldiers during World War II, according to the Post.
Pavlichenko fought the Nazis in Odesa and Sevastopol before being wounded by shrapnel. Additionally, she travelled to the United States to rally support for the war effort.
According to The Independent, Pavlichenko was awarded the USSR’s highest military honour, the Hero of the Soviet Union.
Prior to “Charcoal,” the Ukrainians attempted to boost army morale by making the “Ghost of Kyiv” prominent. On Day 1 of the invasion, the fighter pilot was credited with shooting down ten Russian jets. The escapades, on the other hand, were never truly validated.