This shot, if confirmed, would be the second longest in history.
A Ukrainian sniper (“sniper”) shot down a Russian soldier almost three kilometers away, according to the Kyiv Armed Forces.
“With accurate sniper fire from our special forces, the occupier was eliminated at a distance of 2,710 meters,” the Command of Strategic Communications of Ukraine wrote on Telegram, attaching a video with the alleged moment of the shot.
The shot, if confirmed, would be the second longest shot in history, just after a Canadian soldier shot down an Islamic State operative in Iraq from 3,540 meters in 2017. The second place in this ranking belongs to Craig Harrison of the cavalry regiment of the British armed forces, when in 2009 he killed the Taliban in Afghanistan with a shot from 2475 meters, but now he can be overthrown by a Ukrainian soldier.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces use the Snipex Alligator for this type of operation. This rifle began to be produced in 2020 by the Ukrainian company Xádo, which produces weapons, as well as lubricants and additives. The model weighs 25 kilograms and is two meters long. Its maximum range is seven thousand meters.