First Russian soldier to go on trial in Ukraine for war crimes

Vadim Shysimarin, 21, a tank commander is charged with murdering a 62-year-old civilian

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A court in Kyiv will hear the first war crime trial since Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine when a Russian soldier accused of murdering a 62-year-old civilian appears in the dock on Friday.

The watershed moment comes as the number of crimes registered by Ukraine’s general prosecutor surpassed 11,000 and Unicef reported that at least 100 children had been killed in the war in April alone.

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