Russian Soldier Pleads Guilty To War Crime Murder

NBC News reports:

A Russian soldier on trial for war crimes has pleaded guilty to the murder of a Ukrainian civilian during the early days of the invasion. It’s the first such trial since the war began, and takes place amid mounting allegations of atrocities committed by Russian forces.

Sgt. Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, was accused of “violating the laws and customs of war” under Ukraine’s criminal code for shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the northeastern village of Chupakhivka in the early days of the war. He could get up to life in prison.

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