One of the world's best snipers, 'Wali', has arrived in war-torn Ukraine and vowed to fight the Russian forces.
Wali, a veteran of the Royal Canadian 22nd Regiment, had earlier travelled in Iraq on his own to fight against ISIS in 2015. He was also deployed twice in Afghanistan as a sniper with the Canadian Armed Forces between 2009 and 2011. He fought in the same Canadian unit as the sniper with the world's longest confirmed kill of 3.5 km.
He said, "I want to help them. It’s as simple as that. I have to help because there are people here being bombarded just because they want to be European and not Russian."
As per reports, Wali killed six Russian soldiers in two days following his arrival in Ukraine on Wednesday.
It is said that Wali can provide 40 kills on a productive day. On the other hand, a good sniper, on average, gets 5-6 kills per day and a great one manages to get 7-10.
40-year-old Wali is a computer scientist and he earned the name 'Wali', which means protector in Arabic, during his stint in Afghanistan.
Back home, Wali has a baby boy with his wife.
Since his arrival, he and other veterans have taken shelter in an abandoned home, ahead of linking up with Ukrainian authorities.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 and since then, the latter has launched several strikes across the country. The war has given birth to a major refugee crisis and has resulted in the death of hundreds of Ukrainians.