Video: Ukrainian special forces sniper shoots a group of Russian soldiers

Sniper of the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces Command – Photo: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images

A video captured the moment a Ukrainian special forces sniper shot and allegedly killed a group of Russian soldiers.

It is unclear where exactly in Ukraine the footage was filmed, but it was obtained from the Ukrainian Armed Forces Special Operations Forces (SSO) Command, along with a statement that read: “Waited for the enemy to gather in a heap, then suddenly fired.”

“We show you a video of the actual work of a sniper from the Ukrainian SSO. These unique images were taken by our soldiers in one of the areas where the Special Operations Forces work.”

Here are the pictures of the sniper:

“The video shows that the Russian soldiers, unaware that the next few seconds would be the last, moved freely through the unprotected area. The Russians themselves came out to receive the bullets fired on time and accurately by the Ukrainian SSO sniper,” they added.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation.” June 30 marks the 127th day of the invasion.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 30, Russia had lost about 35,600 troops, 1,573 tanks, 3,726 armored fighting vehicles, 790 artillery units, and 246 rocket systems multiple launches, 104 air defense systems, 217 combat aircraft. , 185 helicopters, 641 drones, 143 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,602 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 61 units of special equipment.

NATO leaders have called Russia “the most significant and direct threat to the security and stability of allies”, and have announced a new “strategic concept” in response to the current invasion of Ukraine by the Russian president. , Vladimir Putin. NATO plans to increase its rapid reaction forces from 40,000 soldiers to more than 300,000 soldiers.

President Joe Biden announced that the United States will increase its military forces throughout Europe.

NATO has also formally invited Sweden and Finland to become members of the alliance. The move comes after Turkey agreed to support Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership.

Turkey had initially opposed the countries’ offers to join the military alliance, accusing both of harboring Kurdish militants.

But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson at the NATO summit in Madrid and the three countries reached an agreement.

President Biden congratulated the three countries, saying, “Congratulations to Finland, Sweden, and Turkey for signing a trilateral memorandum, a crucial step towards a NATO invitation to Finland and Sweden, which will strengthen our Alliance and bolster our collective security, and a great way to start the Summit.”

But President Putin said: “If Finland and Sweden want to, they can join. That’s up to them. They can join whatever they want.”

He added: “If military contingents and military infrastructure were deployed there, we would be obliged to respond symmetrically and pose the same threats to those territories where threats have been presented to us.”

The Russian missile attack on a shopping mall in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk has been described by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as one of the “most brazen terrorist acts in European history”. It is said that more than 1,000 people were inside the building when it was hit by the missiles. Eighteen people have so far been confirmed dead.

Reacting to reports of the attack on the crowded shopping mall, Putin stated: “Our army does not attack any civilian infrastructure sites. We have all the ability to know what is located and where”.

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Russia claimed on Tuesday that it had hit a nearby weapons depot and that the blast set the mall on fire.

Ukraine has said it completed the largest prisoner swap with Russia since the start of the war, with 144 of its soldiers released. They include 95 soldiers who defended the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol.