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Russian soldier pleads guilty in killing civilian in Sumy Oblast.

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 18, 2022 3:16 PM 1 min read
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Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is the first Russian soldier standing trial in Ukraine for war crimes. According to the prosecution, in late February, Shishimarin killed a 62-year-old civilian in Ukraine's northern Sumy Oblast during Russia's retreat. Shishimarin pledged guilty and is now facing a life sentence for violating the laws of war.

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