Footage allegedly shows the moment the soldier drops to the ground after the sharpshooter takes a shot from a distance of 8,891ft.
It’s like shooting someone on Westminster Bridge from the top of Battersea Power Station – the length of 26 Wembley football pitches.
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.’
A Canadian sniper currently holds the record for the world’s longest kill after taking out an Isis soldier in Iraq in 2017 from a distance of 11,300ft.
British sniper Craig Harrison previously held the world record when he gunned down a Taliban soldier from 8,120ft in 2009.
But Harrison appears to have been pushed into third place by the Ukrainian marksman.