According to Kyiv, a Ukrainian sniper has been hunting Russian soldiers one by one and comes close to setting up a world record. On Nov. 13, the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shared the photos, along with a statement saying, “A Ukrainian sniper came close to breaking the world record for the longest combat sniper shot.”

A British sniper named Craig Harrison took out two Taliban fighters from a range of 2,475 meters in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2009. Likewise, a Canadian sniper took down an ISIS jihadist from a distance of 3,540 meters in Iraq in 2017, placing the first position.

According to Ukraine’s military chiefs, one of their snipers has accomplished the second-longest recorded sniper kill in history, killing Russian soldiers from over 2500 meters away.

The sniper’s identity remains a mystery, but the Ukrainian military said that the sniper shot and killed a Russian soldier at a distance of 2,710 meters, based on footage that the military said was a look down the sniper’s scope.

“The occupier was eliminated by a precise shot of our special forces from a distance of 2,710 metres – a distance that now ranks 2nd in the world ranking, confirmed by the command of the Armed Forces.”

A video capturing a man walking among trees before being lined up through the scope of a gun has taken social media by storm.

After the rifle has been fired, the man drops to the ground, and then the thermal sight rises. However, a second individual runs over to the person that was shot in an attempt to assist him, and the sniper subsequently shoots the victim once more, resulting in his death.

The official statement reads: “With the onset of dusk, snipers of special forces units of the National Guard go hunting. Very quick and accurate work by one of them last night.”

How Was Ukraine Able To Confirm the Kill?

The Ukrainian military’s claim that a Ukrainian soldier shot at a group of people in the village of Nizhniy Bolkhov on June 24 is still being investigated, as EurAsian Times could not independently verify the claim.

Some people have questioned the veracity of the video, pointing out that the soldier appears to have been shot and then immediately fell to the ground, an event that supposedly took place over a great distance.

The Canadian Armed Forces provided information on the record-breaking kill in 2017, indicating that it took around 10 seconds for the bullet to reach its target.

In one of our exclusive SOFREP reports, the shot was taken from the upper floors of a high-rise building using a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle. The incident occurred in Mosul, as per the report.

L115A3 Long Range Rifle
(Source: Defence Imagery/Flickr)

The L115A3 Long Range Rifle shot was taken by Craig Harrison under ‘perfect’ conditions– calm weather, mild temperatures, and good visibility.

Verifying military kills during the conflict is challenging because of the dangers involved in getting information from behind enemy lines. As a result, self-reporting by soldiers is the primary method of confirmation.

According to experts, a Predator drone may have filmed the record-breaking shot by the Canadian sniper.
In addition, the Afghan National Police confirmed that Harrison had killed two Taliban fighters after visiting the shooting scene shortly afterward in an attempt to seize their weapons.

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An Apache helicopter with a laser range finder was then sent to the location where Harrison had taken the shot to determine the distance between his position and the location where Taliban fighters were killed.

Besides the previous world records, a British sniper holds a separate record for killing six Taliban fighters with a single bullet after the switch of a suicide vest was hit, killing one of the militants.

As for this Ukrainian sniper record, SOFREP will update this piece once we have more information to confirm this record.

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