Ukraine announces first war crimes trial against Russian accused of murdering 62-year-old with Kalashnikov

Ukraine holds first war crimes trial since barbarian invasion of Russia before Vadim Shishimarin, 21

Ukraine holds first war crimes trial since barbarian invasion of Russia before Vadim Shishimarin, 21

Ukraine will hold its first war crimes trial since the barbarian invasion of Russia, against a 21-year-old soldier accused of shooting an unarmed 62-year-old from a car window.

Vadim Shishimarin faces a life sentence for allegedly killing the civilian with a Kalashnikov rifle when he fled with four other soldiers in a stolen car in a village in Sumy on February 28, just days after the war started.

The man was pushing a bicycle by the side of the road when he was shot in the head and “died on the spot a few dozen meters from his home,” the Ukrainian prosecutor general said.

Ukraine holds first war crimes trial since barbarian invasion of Russia before Vadim Shishimarin, 21

Ukraine holds first war crimes trial since barbarian invasion of Russia before Vadim Shishimarin, 21

Ukraine holds first war crimes trial since barbarian invasion of Russia before Vadim Shishimarin, 21

Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova (pictured in Bucha on Tuesday) launches her first war crimes case since the invasion

Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova (pictured in Bucha on Tuesday) launches her first war crimes case since the invasion

Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova (pictured in Bucha on Tuesday) launches her first war crimes case since the invasion

Investigators gathered evidence of his involvement and found him “to violate the laws and customs of war combined with first degree murder.”

If convicted, he faces 10 to 15 years or life.

Iryna Venediktova, the Attorney General, said: “Shishimarin is actually physically in Ukraine. We are not starting a trial in absentia, but directly with the person who killed a civilian, and this is a war crime.”

Ukrainian video blogger Volodymyr Zolkin appeared to be interviewing Shishimarin in a YouTube video posted on March 19, according to the Washington Post

In the clip, the alleged killer said his unit had been told they would participate in military exercises in southwestern Russia, 200 miles from Ukraine, in January.

Buildings are reduced to rubble in Mariupol, where Russia is accused of attacking civilians in the port city

Buildings are reduced to rubble in Mariupol, where Russia is accused of attacking civilians in the port city

Buildings are reduced to rubble in Mariupol, where Russia is accused of attacking civilians in the port city

The city of Bucha in the outskirts of Kiev revealed a scene of horror after it was recaptured by Ukraine, with mutilated civilian bodies lining the streets

The city of Bucha in the outskirts of Kiev revealed a scene of horror after it was recaptured by Ukraine, with mutilated civilian bodies lining the streets

The city of Bucha in the outskirts of Kiev revealed a scene of horror after it was recaptured by Ukraine, with mutilated civilian bodies lining the streets

He was later captured when his column was surrounded as they attempted to return wounded soldiers to Russia.

The footage shows Shishimarin calling his father and saying, “They treat us well here.”

The father then says to Zolkin, “He’s just a soldier. I don’t think he knew where he was going. You say he invaded, and we were told they were defending the country. He didn’t know. He was told. You hear one thing and we hear another.’

The clip ends with Shishimarin urging fellow Russians not to join the war effort and protest instead.

Kiev has repeatedly accused Russian troops of committing atrocities since the invasion began on February 24.

Russian shelling has targeted schools and hospitals, with thousands of civilians feared during the brutal campaign.

There are also allegations of mass rape, torture and execution by Putin’s forces.

Nina, 66, gestures as she shows her destroyed home in Pidhaine, Ukraine, with many residential buildings hit by shelling

Nina, 66, gestures as she shows her destroyed home in Pidhaine, Ukraine, with many residential buildings hit by shelling

Nina, 66, gestures as she shows her destroyed home in Pidhaine, Ukraine, with many residential buildings hit by shelling

The town of Bucha on the outskirts of Kiev revealed a scene of horror after it was recaptured by Ukraine, with mutilated civilian bodies lining the streets.

Venediktova’s office has said it has received reports of more than 10,000 alleged war crimes, with 622 suspects identified.

The Russian invasion has led to an exodus of nearly six million civilians, many of whom have witnessed torture, sexual violence and arbitrary destruction.

The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Ukraine on Thursday.

Moscow has targeted eastern and southern Ukraine since failing to take Kiev in the early weeks of its campaign.

Ukraine’s forces were bolstered by what Kiev described as the recapture of four villages around the northeastern city of Kharkov, close to the border with Russia.

In the Russian city of Belgorod, about 70 miles from Kharkov, authorities said one person was killed and six injured by Ukrainian shelling.

Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said it is “the most difficult situation” facing the border region since Russia sent its troops to Ukraine 11 weeks ago.

Authorities in Russian regions bordering Ukraine have repeatedly accused Ukrainian troops of launching attacks.

In April, Gladkov said Ukrainian helicopters attacked a fuel storage facility in Belgorod.

Source: New feed