Russia Ukraine War A Russian Soldier Convicted For Killing Civilian Gets Life Term

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Russia Ukraine War A Russian Soldier Convicted For Killing Civilian Gets Life Term

Ukrainian Court Sentences Russian Soldier: A Ukrainian court has sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life imprisonment for killing a civilian. The sentence was handed down in the first trial for war crimes since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian soldier Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin is accused of shooting and killing a Ukrainian civilian in a village in the northeastern Sumy region during the early days of the war.

The Russian soldier admitted his guilt and made a statement that he shot the Ukrainian civilian because he had been ordered to do so. He told the court that an officer told him that a Ukrainian man talking on his mobile phone could inform Ukrainian soldiers about the location of his presence.

Ukraine is investigating several alleged war crimes
Russian military sergeant Vadim Shishmarin has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of civilian Alexander Shelyapov. This sentence was given in the first trial for war crimes. Several other alleged war crimes are being investigated by Ukraine.

62-year-old elderly citizen murdered
Sentencing Judge Serhi Agafonov, the tank commander Vadim Shishmarin executed a “criminal order” from a soldier of a high rank by firing several shots at the victim’s head with an automatic weapon. Last Wednesday, Shishmarin, whose trial began on May 13, pleaded guilty to the murder of 62-year-old Oleksandr Shelipov on February 28 in the village of Chupakhiva in northeastern Ukraine.

Russia has been accused of war crimes in many areas
After the attack in Ukraine, Russia has been accused in several places of committing war crimes during the invasion. The most serious allegations of war crimes against the Russian military come from the Bucha area. However, Russia denied the allegations and instead accused Kyiv of running a false campaign. Russia has lost its primary membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) due to alleged war crimes in Bucha.

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