"The Defense Forces of Ukraine stand to protect not only our State, they stand to protect the whole civilized world; it is a shield that protects the Western world from the horde that leaves only chaos and destruction behind! But this protection is very expensive for the sons of Ukraine, so it needs to be understood and remembered!" he captioned a post shared to his Instagram account.
And on 5 December, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky awarded Voroshylov the"Hero of Ukraine, Order of the Gold Star" award.
It is Ukraine's highest military achievement.
\u201cMajor Vadym Voroshylov, call sign Karaya, shot down 2 missiles and 5 drones during a ruscist attack on Vinnytsia. A photo of his bloodied face went viral. On December 5, President @ZelenskyyUa signed a decree awarding him the title of Hero of Ukraine, Order of the Gold Star.\u201d
— Defense of Ukraine (@Defense of Ukraine)
Even though Voroshylov has become one of Ukraine's most respected fighters, he considered not flying anymore.
He believed the Ukrainian airforce "always" put the "blame" on pilots even if the issues weren't their fault. So, he decided to leave the service behind.
This was all before Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the green light for the 25 February attack on Ukraine.
Still, Voroshylov enlisted back into the service to fight against the threat looming over his country.
Voroshylov became known as a drone killer after shooting down five in one week.
Elsewhere, Forbes reported that Voroshylov is back in the air after recovering from his wounds.
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