A Ukrainian sniper is said to have shot a Russian soldier 3,800 meters away.

A Ukrainian sniper is said to have shot a Russian soldier 3,800 meters away.

A Ukrainian soldier is said to have set a barbaric record. A sniper is said to have hit a Russian soldier at a distance of 3,800 metres.


The man name is Vyacheslav Kovalsky, he is 58 years old and he belongs to Security Service of Ukraine SBU.

“I thought the Russians would know by now that this is what the Ukrainians are capable of,” Kovalsky adds. The Wall Street Journal.

The shot gave Ukraine a morale boost when the country’s forces are now struggling on the front, the American newspaper wrote.

The barbaric record has not been confirmed by independent sources, but according to the Ukrainian Security Service, this happened on November 18 near the large city of Kherson.

It was a sniper team HarnessesHarnessesGuard, scout. Who discovered the target – and calculated the distance, wind strength and other necessary details before Kovalski could withdraw.

Shots from 600 to 1000 meters are good. It becomes a completely different matter with such extreme lengths, and in addition to the capability of the weapon, you have to take into account all the possible things, a US Marine Corps sniper tells… Interested in trade.

Both Kovalski and his spotter were skilled long-range marksmen before the war. Now they have developed the features even further. If the distance of 3,800 meters is correct, this would mean an improvement over the old record by 260 metres, he said. Wikipedia.

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The head of the State Security Service, Vasyl Maljuk, had previously praised the level of his snipers in an interview with Website of the Special Intelligence Service.

Both the weapon and the bullet were Ukrainian-made, and according to the Wall Street Journal, it took nine seconds to reach the target. The shot was photographed, and according to the newspaper, the group of snipers was able to determine that it was fatal.

Experts tell the Wall Street Journal that range is possible with a weapon, but it is very difficult to implement because there are so many variables, especially weather.

For traditional sniping, there are too many variables to calculate, so in reality anything beyond 1,300 meters can be more luck than skill, Steve Walsh, a former US Marine Corps marksmanship coach, tells the newspaper.


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