The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been remarkable for a great many reasons, not the least of which has been the dismantling of the myth of Moscow’s military might.
The world at large has become very aware of this Russian ruse over the course of the last 9 months, shattering the once-fearsome reputation of the Kremlin’s fighting force and opening up a number of ways in which the global military order will be reshuffled in the days to come.
But, what’s also remarkable has been the skill and courage displayed by the Ukrainian forces, who’ve been not only beating back their Russian aggressors with brute force, but some extremely impressive precision as well.
Ukraine has claimed one if its snipers shot a Russian soldier from 1.7 miles away in what could be the second longest combat kill ever recorded.
Footage allegedly shows the moment the soldier drops to the ground after the sharpshooter takes a shot from a distance of 8,891ft.
It’s like shooting someone on Westminster Bridge from the top of Battersea Power Station – the length of 26 Wembley football pitches.
The shot was historical in its length.
Ukraine’s Armed Forces 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.’
The weapon was something else:
President Zelensky’s troops are using one of the biggest and most powerful rifles ever made – the Snipex Alligator.
At 6ft 5in tall, the lethal weapon is taller than most soldiers and is capable of blowing an enemy target to pieces.
The incredible rifle can be seen below:
The #SnipexAlligator, one of the largest and most powerful #rifles ever made, is being used by President #Zelensky's troops. The lethal weapon, standing 6ft 5in tall, is taller than most soldiers and capable of blowing an enemy target to pieces. pic.twitter.com/CLfnbJqbwH
— BigWoice (@bigwoice) November 15, 2022