First Russian soldier goes on trial in Ukraine for war crimes

Vadim Shysimarin accused of killing civilian on 28 February while fighting in Sumy region in north-east Ukraine

The first war crime trial since Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine has opened in Kyiv in a watershed moment.

Vadim Shysimarin, a 21-year-old Russian commander of the Kantemirovskaya tank division, allegedly killed a civilian on 28 February in the village of Chupakhivka while fighting in the Sumy region in north-east Ukraine.

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