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First Russian soldier stands trial in Kyiv accused of executing a 62-year old unarmed civilian with a Kalashnikov assault rifle

13th May 22 12:58 pm

A Russian soldier has stood trial on Friday in the Ukrainian capital for “murdering” an unarmed civilian man by shooting him in the head and is facing life in prison.

Sgt. Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, is accused of shooting dead a 62-year old man through a car window he “fired several aimed shots” shooting him in the head with a Kalashnikov assault rifle in the Sumy region whilst he was on his bicycle.

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Iryna Venediktova who is Ukraine’s top prosecutor and is investigating allegations that Russian troops violated Ukrainian and international law by killing, torturing and abusing possibly thousands of Ukrainian civilians committing war crimes.

Venediktova said, “The first Russian military will stand trial for killing a civilian in the Sumy region.

“The Office of the Prosecutor General filed an indictment against the commander of the unit of unit 32010 “4th Panzer Kantemirov Division of the Moscow Region” Vadim Shishimarin.

“The investigation established that on 28, February this 21-year-old Russian soldier killed an unarmed resident of the village of Chupakhivka, Sumy region, who was riding a bicycle along the roadside.

“Before that, the column, which included Sergeant Shishimarin, was defeated by our Armed Forces.  “While fleeing, he and 4 other employees fired at a private car and seized it. The invaders drove into the village in a stolen car with punctured wheels. On the way they saw a man returning home and talking on the phone.

“One of the soldiers ordered the sergeant to kill a civilian so that he would not report them to Ukrainian defenders.

“He fired several shots through the open window of the car from a Kalashnikov rifle at the head of the 62-year-old victim. The man died on the spot just a few dozen meters from his home.

“The suspect Shishimarin is currently in custody. Prosecutors and SBU investigators have gathered enough evidence of his involvement in violating the laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

“For these actions he faces 10 to 15 years in prison or life imprisonment.”

The Security Service of Ukraine, known as the SBU, posted a short video on 4 May of Shyshimarin speaking in front of camera and briefly describing how he shot the man. The SBU described the video as “one of the first confessions of the enemy invaders.”

“I was ordered to shoot,” said Shyshimarin, wearing a blue and gray hooded sweatshirt. “I shot one (round) at him. He falls. And we kept on going.”

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