THIS is the moment a Ukrainian sniper sets a new world record for effective shots as he kills a Russian soldier from 2.3 miles away.
A Ukrainian sniper shot the Russian soldier, pictured on the far right, from 2.3 miles away[/caption]
The record shot was executed using Horizon’s Lord – a massive 6ft sniper rifle[/caption]
Shocking footage showed the one of Putin‘s soldiers dropping to the ground after the skilled Ukrainian sniper took the long-range shot.
“SBU snipers are rewriting the rules of global sniping, showcasing unparalleled abilities to operate effectively at remarkable distances,” read an official statement.
The record shot was executed using Horizon’s Lord – a massive 6ft Ukrainian multi-caliber antimaterial sniper rifle.
Designed by Ukrainian arms plant MAYAK, Horizon’s lord promises to deliver an anti-materiel and sniper weapon system that would have a longer effective range and flatter trajectories, The Firearm Blog reports.
The rifle is also said to be easy to carry and transport in and out of the battlefield, as it follows tight restrictions on length and weight.
It comes after another Ukrainian sniper allegedly took out two Russian troops with a single bullet while shooting five men in five minutes.
The shot was said to have been taken at a distance of nearly 4,000ft and comes just days after another Ukrainian marksman claimed to have committed the second-longest combat kill in history.
The footage comes from the sniper’s scope as Russian troops walk into its crosshairs.
The scope then jumps as a shot is fired and the two figures drop to the ground.
Ukraine’s 3rd Special Purpose Regiment of the Special Operations Forces are thought to have been behind the incredible shot while on patrol in the Donetsk region.
Text accompanying the video read: “Five minutes – five hits. With such a result, one of the snipers of the [Special Operations Forces] of Ukraine worked against the Russian occupiers.
“It happened in the Donetsk direction. As a result, three Russians were killed and two were wounded. During work, it was possible to hit two enemies at once with one shot.
“For your attention – a fragment of the work of our soldier, captured on camera.”
Ukraine had also released gripping footage of the moment one of its sharpshooters reportedly taking a shot from an impressive distance of 8,891ft – the length of 26 Wembley football pitches.
The Office of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said at the time the sniper came very close to taking the world record for the longest combat kill.
They said: “The occupier was eliminated by a precise shot of our special forces from a distance of 2,710 metres (8,891ft) – a distance that now ranks second in the world ranking, confirmed by the command of the Armed Forces.”
Ukraine’s SBU said that its agents are ‘rewriting the rules of global sniping’[/caption]