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Ukraine war: Russian soldier jailed for life in first war crimes trial

A Russian soldier who admitted murdering an unarmed 62-year-old Ukrainian civilian has been sentenced to life in prison in the first war crimes trial of the conflict. Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin shot the man through an open car window in the eastern village of Chupakhivka, about 85 miles from Kharkiv. The tank commander, 21, pleaded guilty at a Kyiv district court to firing …

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First Russian soldier facing war crimes trial ‘for shooting an unarmed man on bike’

The office of Ukraine’s prosecutor general announced on Wednesday that it is opening its first war crimes trial, in the case of a Russian soldier accused of killing a civilian. Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, writing on Facebook, identified the soldier as 21-year-old Vadim Shishimarin — a member of the elite 4th Guards Tank Division — and said he is currently in custody. The events in …

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