A Russian soldier sentenced for life in Ukraine - South Asia Time

A Russian soldier sentenced for life in Ukraine

 May 23, 2022  

Kyiv: A court in Ukraine has sentenced a Russian tank commander for life in charge of killing a civilian at the first war crimes trial since the invasion.

Captured soldier Sgt Vadim Shishimarin was convicted of killing Oleksandr Shelipov, 62, in the north-eastern village of Chupakhivka on 28 February.

He admitted shooting Mr Shelipov but said he had been acting on orders and asked forgiveness of his widow.

Multiple other alleged war crimes are under investigation in Ukraine.