Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) sniper has set the world record for a single shot killing a Russian soldier at a distance of almost 4 kilometres.
News outlet Ukrinform, cited sources from the SBU that on 18 November a Russian solider was shot dead by the sniper and a video was released online confirming the kill.
The news outlet said, “The SBU sniper accomplished an incredible shot at a distance of 3,800 meters, surpassing the previous record of 3,540 meters.”
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“The SBU snipers are redefining the norms of world sniping, showcasing their proficiency at fantastic distances,” the SBU noted.
Yuriy Chornomorets, a former sniper of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) confirmed the kill shot in a comment to Kyiv Post, saying, “The record is officially recognized.” “Our snipers had good positions that made it easier to achieve a successful record shot.”
Chornomorets emphasised the difficulty of achieving a kill shot from such a large distance.
“The record was not [previously] acknowledged because an accurate hit with fatal consequences was required. And now it [has been] achieved,” he explained.
Chornomorets said, “We have been helping for several months; they are one of the two best sniper groups in Ukraine, maybe even the best.
“And this [was] my assessment before the record was achieved.”