That didn’t stop a Ukrainian fighter pilot from taking a selfie of his bloodied face after being ejected from his MiG-29.
Major Vadim Voroshilov is known by his “Karayya” sign dramatic shot After escaping from his plane that crashed in the west-central part of Ukraine, from under a parachute, This was reported by Forbes.
He shot down Iranian-made suicide drones in a night battle on October 12, but the video was released only on Tuesday, the Day of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was reported by Aviationist.
For his bravery, Voroshilov received the title of Hero of Ukraine with the Order of the Golden Star from President Volodymyr Zelensky.
He was injured when debris from one of the crashed drones entered his cockpit, hitting him in the cheek and neck.
Voroshilov’s eyes were bloodshot as he pulled the trigger and deployed the parachute.
On the way down, he decided to capture the moment with an amazing selfie.
“In short, no one and nothing can break us!” the pilot wrote on his Instagram page, where he posted a bloody image.
Voroshilov recovered from the terrible injury and returned to the air.
In July 2021, he was one of several pilots who refused to renew their five-year military contracts, Forbes reported.
Voroshilov said long hours, low pay, old planes and, he said, the Air Force’s habit of blaming pilots after a crash.
“They always blame the pilot. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a human factor or a technical failure,” he told the Kyiv Post.
His patriotism caught up with him when he saw Ukrainian planes practicing for the Independence Day parade.
“I almost cried,” she said.
A few months later, Voroshilov rejoined the Air Force amid the expanding Russian invasion, according to Forbes.