Ukraine is claiming that one of its soldiers has made the world’s longest sniper kill shot, which was taken 2.36 miles away from its Russian target, according to reports. If confirmed, this would be 0.2 miles further than the generally accepted record.
Ukraine’s Special Forces are crediting a Ukrainian soldier with the world’s longest sniper kill, saying that the shot was taken from 2.36 miles away from a Russian combatant. However, it is not possible to verify the kill from the shared footage as it only shows a grainy outdoor scene with two figures glimpsed through a highlighted area. The unit did not provide any further information about the date or location of the shot.
There is no universally verified list of longest sniper kills, though there are several generally accepted contenders. If confirmed, this latest shot would be roughly 0.2 miles further than the previously claimed record, which was taken by an unnamed Canadian soldier in Iraq in 2017. In 2022, another Ukrainian soldier was credited with the world’s second-longest kill from almost 1.7 miles away from their target by Ukraine’s armed forces.
Ukrainian snipers have gained an almost mythical status since Russia’s full-scale invasion, with one unit taking on the nickname “Ghosts of Bakhmut.” Their commander said he is responsible for 113 out of their claimed 558 kills in just nine months. While their work may be mythologized by some people in public opinion, it is grueling and requires immense skill and patience as a sniper can wait up to 16 hours in one spot waiting for a target with only a small fraction of that being crucial for making a successful shot itself – nothing like American films that romanticize their work and show it as glamorous according to “Ghost” who spoke to Business Insider’s Alia Shoaib about this subject matter