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Russian Soldier Pleads Guilty in First Ukraine War-Crimes Trial

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2022
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A 21-year-old Russian tank-unit officer pleaded guilty to shooting an unarmed civilian in Ukraine’s first war-crimes trial since Russia’s invasion of the country.

Vadim Shishimarin admitted to firing several shots from a Kalashnikov rifle at an unarmed 62-year-old man, who died on the spot a short distance from his home in the town of Chupakhivka in Ukraine’s Sumy region in the early days of the war.

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