(StraightNews.org) – A Ukrainian sniper has set a new world record by shooting a Russian soldier four kilometers away. The sniper, who has not been named but is part of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), surpassed the previous record of 3,540 meters held by a Canadian soldier when he hit his target at a distance of 3,800 meters.
Video footage released online showed the reaction of Russian soldiers, who appeared stunned when they realized their colleague had been shot. In a press statement, Ukrainian officials said, “SBU snipers are changing the rules of world sniping, demonstrating the ability to work effectively at fantastic distances.”
The weapon used is a rifle known as the “Lord of the Horizon.” It is a single-shot bolt action rifle manufactured by the Ukrainian company MAYAK. It weighs 15 kilograms and is 1.8 meters long, and according to experts, its bullets travel at a speed of around 475 meters per second.
While fighting continues through November, Russia has insisted it has no plans to expand its rule in Europe. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rebuked US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who claims Moscow will invade countries in Eastern Europe if America ceases its support of Ukraine.
Mr. Lavrov said Blinken failed to understand that “Russia has never had and can never have any aggressive or expansionist plans” but launched its invasion of Ukraine because it was “exterminating everything Russian.”
Meanwhile, NATO says Russia is experiencing heavy losses and high casualty figures. Spokesperson Jason Stoltenberg said NATO is impressed by Ukraine’s “bravery” and “competence,” adding that some of the war’s most intense fighting took place in October and November – much of which had gone unnoticed.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky complained that the conflict in the Middle East, which began with a Hamas terror attack on Israel on October 7, had shifted political and media focus away from his country. He described this outcome as “one of the goals” of the Russian government.
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