Ukrainian Sniper Hiding in the Ruins of Bakhmut Targets Russian Troops

A Ukrainian sniper utilizing an optic capable of recording in FLIR has just released a montage of some of the more recent shots he took on Russian targets of opportunity in the ruins of Bakhmut.


The psychological impact of an urban sniper on enemy combatants can be profound and far-reaching. In densely packed area with many obscured positions, the unseen presence of a sniper instills fear, uncertainty, and a constant sense of vulnerability among opposing forces.


The threat of a precise and lethal shot from an unknown location can disrupt normal daily life for troops in the field, creating a climate of tension and paranoia. This psychological pressure can have a paralyzing effect on enemy combatants, limiting their movement and exposing their vulnerabilities. It also forces enemy combatants to always live in a heightened state of awareness, which costs them precious time as they try to advance through violence of action in an urban environment.


Even the mere possibility of encountering a sniper creates a chilling atmosphere that can significantly impact the psychological well-being of individuals and shape the dynamics of urban warfare. This video is the sniper's view of that impact on an urban battle-space.


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Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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A Ukrainian sniper utilizing an optic capable of recording in FLIR has just released a montage of some of the more recent shots he took on Russian targets of opportunity in the ruins of Bakhmut.


The psychological impact of an urban sniper on enemy combatants can be profound and far-reaching. In densely packed area with many obscured positions, the unseen presence of a sniper instills fear, uncertainty, and a constant sense of vulnerability among opposing forces.


The threat of a precise and lethal shot from an unknown location can disrupt normal daily life for troops in the field, creating a climate of tension and paranoia. This psychological pressure can have a paralyzing effect on enemy combatants, limiting their movement and exposing their vulnerabilities. It also forces enemy combatants to always live in a heightened state of awareness, which costs them precious time as they try to advance through violence of action in an urban environment.


Even the mere possibility of encountering a sniper creates a chilling atmosphere that can significantly impact the psychological well-being of individuals and shape the dynamics of urban warfare. This video is the sniper's view of that impact on an urban battle-space.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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