First Russian soldier goes on trial for war crimes in Ukraine

by 24britishtvMay 13, 2022, 2:50 p.m. 13
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Subscribe to The Telegraph with our special offer: just £1 for 3 months. Start your free trial now: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/customer/subscribe/digitalsub/3for1/?WT.mc_id=tmgoff_pvid_conversion-subscription_editorial-iniative_03-22_EGW-13_organic_youtube Ukraine is holding its first war crimes trial of the war, with a Russian soldier in the dock for allegedly shooting an unarmed 62-year-old civilian in the head as he rode his bicycle home. The case is hugely significant and will be closely watched. Kyiv has accused Russia of numerous atrocities since it invaded on Feb. 24 and said it has identified more than 10,000 possible war crimes. Russia has denied targeting civilians or involvement in war crimes and accused Kyiv of staging them to smear its forces. Sgt. Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, was reportedly driving in a stolen car with several Russian soldiers in the northeastern village of Chupakhivka, near Kharkiv, on Feb 28 when the incident happened. Get more information: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/05/13/first-russian-soldier-go-trial-war-crimes/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture. #Russia #Ukraine #RussiainvadesUkraine #warcrimes #Shyshimarin

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