previous record was 3,540 meters," the report added. The outlet also shared footage purportedly showing the record-breaking strike. Live Mint could not independently verify the information or the video.
Meanwhile, the Kyiv Independent reported that the SBU special agent had taken the shot "with a homegrown Ukrainian rifle known as Volodar Obriyu, or “Lord of the Horizon"". Besides, the SBU press office had also confirmed the news to Ukrainian media outlets, including the Gordonua.com and Ukrinform, the Newsweek reported. The office reportedly told Ukrainian media, "The SBU sniper set a world record for a successful shot...He hit a Russian soldier from an incredible distance." "SBU snipers are changing the rules of world sniping, demonstrating the ability to work effectively at fantastic distances," the SBU was quoted as saying.
As the Russia-Ukraine war rages on, the Ukrainian Defence Force has claimed to have killed a total of 319210 Russian soldiers as of November 20, 2023. Russian President Vladimir Putin had declared war against Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Russia controls nearly a fifth of Ukraine, Reuters reported.
According to reports, the fighting is continuing around the Donetsk town of Avdiivka. Russia's defense ministry said on Sunday that its southern grouping of forces had stopped six Ukrainian attacks around Marinka and the villages of Klishchiivka and Shumy, Newsweek reported. The West sent in military equipment and Ukraine mounted a counteroffensive push this year to retake occupied land, but it has not made a big breakthrough.Read more on livemint.com