Russian soldier pleads guilty in first war crimes trial since invasion

Vadim Shysimarin, the first Russian soldier to be tried in Ukraine for war crimes, pleaded guilty to killing a civilian in a Kyiv court on Wednesday.

Shysimarin, 21, pleaded guilty to killing the Ukrainian civilian in the Sumy region of northern Ukraine on February 28, four days after the Russian invasion began, the Kyiv Independent reported.


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