Sniper takes out Russian from 1.7 miles in world’s 2nd-longest combat kill

Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Leondrei Floresca aims at his target during an M4 rifle qualification course aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams in the Atlantic Ocean, June 26, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Coffer)

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Leondrei Floresca aims at his target during an M4 rifle qualification course aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams in the Atlantic Ocean, June 26, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Coffer)

(METRO UK) – 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.

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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.’

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