First Ukraine war crime trial begins

Russian army sergeant Vadim Shysimarin (photo, left), 21, is charged in a Kyiv court with murdering a 62-year-old civilian.

Ukrainian prosecutors say Shysimarin, described as a tank commander, was ordered to kill the civilian on a bicycle in a village outside Kyiv on Feb. 28, four days after the invasion began, because the man was talking on a cellphone and Shysimarin’s superiors didn’t want him to report their location. If convicted, he could get life in prison.

Ukrainians say Russians have committed more than 11,000 war crimes in their country. Read story here.

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