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Ukraine to hold first war crimes trial of Russian soldier

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Vadim Shyshimarin is accused of killing an unarmed 62-year-old civilian.

Ukraine will launch its first war crimes trial over Moscow’s ongoing invasion, bringing a 21-year-old Russian soldier to the stand, Kyiv’s top prosecutor has announced.

Vadim Shyshimarin is accused of killing an unarmed 62-year-old civilian on February 28, firing an automatic rifle from a car window to prevent him from reporting a group of soldiers, according to a statement on Wednesday from Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova’s office.

After his convoy was hit, Shyshimarin and four other fleeing soldiers stole a car from outside the village of Chupakhivka, the statement added.

The civilian, who was not named, was riding his bicycle on the side of the road not far from his home, the office said.

“One of the military servicemen ordered the accused to kill a civilian so that he would not report them,” according to the statement.

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