(Patriot.Buzz) – In an unparalleled display of precision and skill, a Ukrainian sniper achieved a groundbreaking feat, setting a new world record for the longest successful sniper shot.
The sniper, using a domestically-produced rifle aptly named “Horizon’s Lord,” killed a Russian soldier from an astounding distance of 3,800 meters, or approximately 2.3 miles. This distance equates to over 40 American football fields, underscoring the incredible nature of this achievement.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) proudly announced this record-breaking shot in a statement, emphasizing the remarkable prowess of their sniper. “A new world record: a sniper of the SBU destroyed an orc [Russian soldier] from a distance of 3.8 km. A sniper of the SBU set a world record for a successful shot,” the statement read.
The SBU further elaborated on the significance of this event, noting, “He took aim at a Russian soldier from an incredible distance of 3,800 meters,” as reported by the Interfax-Ukraine agency. The statement highlighted the evolving landscape of global sniping, with SBU snipers demonstrating exceptional capability at what they described as “fantastic distances.”
This achievement surpasses the previous world record, believed to have been set by a Canadian soldier in 2017, who successfully hit a target from a distance of 2.2 miles in Iraq. The current record by the Ukrainian sniper represents a significant leap in sniper capabilities.
The record-setting shot’s footage, albeit grainy and yet to be verified independently, has circulated across various Telegram channels. In the footage, two figures are visible within a targeted circle. After three shots, both figures are seen dropping to the ground and then attempting to crawl away. The exact time and location of this record-breaking shot remain undisclosed.
This is not the first time the Ukrainian military has claimed a record in long-distance sniping. In November 2022, they reported what was then the second-longest combat kill in history.
A Ukrainian sniper successfully targeted a Russian soldier from a distance of 1.68 miles, a feat captured in a dramatic video. This shot was officially recognized and confirmed by the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, further solidifying the nation’s emerging reputation in long-range precision shooting.