The furst Russian soldier will stand trial in Ukraine for the “murder of a civilian in Sumy region” has he “fired several aimed shots” at an innocent civilian.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (PGO) has sent an indictment to the court against the Russian soldier for the murdering a 62-year old man, the Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said.
She said, “The first Russian soldier will stand trial for the murder of a civilian in Sumy region.
“The PGO has sent an indictment to the court against commander of the military unit 32010 of the 4th Tank Kantemirov Division of Moscow region, Vadim Shishimarin.”
According to the Prosecutor General, the investigation found that the 21-year-old Russian soldier killed an unarmed resident of the village of Chupakhivka, Sumy region.
The civilian was driving his bicycle on 28 February 28 along the side of the road and the soldier “fired aimed shots” through the window of a car shooting him in the head with a Kalashnikov assault rifle.
Venediktova said, “Before that, the column in which Sergeant Shishimarin was had been smashed by our Armed Forces.
“While running away, he and four other colleagues fired at a private car with machine guns and took possession of it.
“In a stolen car with broken wheels, the invaders drove into the village. On the way, we saw a man who was returning home and talking on the phone.
“One of the soldiers ordered the sergeant to kill a civilian so that he would not inform the Ukrainian defenders about them.
“He fired several aimed shots through the open window of the car from a Kalashnikov assault rifle into the head of the 62-year-old victim.
“The man died on the spot just a few dozen meters from his house,” the prosecutor General said.
Currently, according to the Prosecutor General, the suspect Shishimarin is in custody.
“Prosecutors and SBU investigators have collected enough evidence of his involvement in the violation of the laws and customs of war connected with premeditated murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
“For these actions, he faces from 10 to 15 years in prison or life imprisonment,” Venediktova added.