Ukrainian Sniper Becomes National Hero

( To boost morale, the Ukrainian army has released images of a young woman it claims is a sniper with the code name “Charcoal” who is being hailed as the modern-day “Lady Death,” the Ukrainian sharpshooter who reportedly killed hundreds of Germans during World War Two.

Of course, after the fake “Ghost of Kiev” fighter pilot story, these claims of Ukrainian heroes should always be taken with a grain of salt.

In the meantime, the media is running away with the story of “Charcoal” the female Ukrainian sniper, claiming she is being hailed as a national hero. You know, just like the fictitious “Ghost of Kiev” was a national hero before it was discovered he didn’t exist.

The story being told by the Ukrainian Army is that this unnamed Ukrainian with the code name “Charcoal” joined the Ukrainian armed forces in 2017 and had been fighting Russian-backed separatists in the east.

She took a little break from her job in the military back in January but heroically rejoined the Marines after Russia invaded on February 24.

As part of its morale-boosting publicity campaign, the Ukrainian Army shared a message from “Charcoal” who vowed to take out the Russian forces. “Charcoal” is also claimed to have said that the Russian forces aren’t human beings and “even the fascists were not as vile as these orcs.”

It’s as if her lines were written by a Hollywood screenwriter.

The Ukrainian Army also invoked the name of World War Two sharpshooter Lyudmila Pavlichenko, known as “Lady Death” for reportedly killing over 300 Germans while fighting with the Soviet Army.

Pavlichenko fought against the Nazis in Odesa and Sevastopol before she was wounded by shrapnel. She later traveled to the United States where she helped drum up American support for the ongoing war effort.

For her service in World War Two, Pavlichenko was awarded the USSR’s highest military honor, the Hero of the Soviet Union.

Whether “Charcoal” is real and not just a publicity creation remains to be seen.