Life sentence requested for Russian soldier in Kyiv war crimes trial

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Published: 2022-05-19 21:04

Last Updated: 2022-07-06 06:24


Life sentence requested for Russian soldier in Kyiv war crimes trial
Life sentence requested for Russian soldier in Kyiv war crimes trial

Ukrainian prosecutors on Thursday requested a life sentence for the first Russian soldier on trial for war crimes since the start of Moscow's military operation, an AFP reporter in the Kyiv courtroom said.

A prosecutor asked the judge to "give a sentence in the form of life imprisonment" to 21-year-old Russian army sergeant Vadim Shishimarin, who admitted to killing a 62-year-old civilian in the first days of the Russian offensive.