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Russian Soldier Pleads Guilty at Kyiv War Crimes Trial

Firefighters work on a destroyed constructing following shelling within the northern outskirts of Kharkiv. (File photograph/AFP)

Asked in courtroom if he was responsible of the allegations, together with struggle crimes and premeditated homicide, 21-year-old sergeant Vadim Shishimarin responded ‘sure’

  • AFP Kyiv
  • Last Updated:May 18, 2022, 18:11 IST
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The first Russian soldier on trial in Ukraine for struggle crimes throughout Moscow’s invasion pleaded responsible on Wednesday, dealing with potential life imprisonment in Kyiv.

Asked in courtroom if he was responsible of the allegations, together with struggle crimes and premeditated homicide, 21-year-old sergeant Vadim Shishimarin responded “yes”.

He is accused of killing a 62-year-old civilian in northeast Ukraine within the first days of the Kremlin’s offensive.

Shishimarin — from the Siberian area of Irkutsk — sat within the glass defendant’s field in a Kyiv district courtroom, carrying a blue and gray hoodie.

The youthful-looking soldier with a shaved head seemed in direction of the bottom as a prosecutor learn out fees in opposition to him in Ukrainian.

An interpreter was translating for him into Russian.

He is accused of killing the civilian — allegedly on a bicycle — close to the village of Chupakhivka within the japanese Sumy area on February 28.

Prosecutors say Shishimarin was commanding a unit in a tank division when his convoy got here underneath assault.

He and 4 different troopers stole a automobile, and as they travelled close to Chupakhivka they encountered a 62-year-old man on a bicycle, they mentioned.

According to prosecutors, Shishimarin was ordered to kill the civilian and used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to take action.

The Kremlin earlier mentioned it was not knowledgeable concerning the case.

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