Russian soldier admitted in Ukrainian court Shot dead an unarmed civilian.

Russian soldier admitted in Ukrainian court Shot dead an unarmed civilian.

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The BBC reported on May 18 that 21-year-old Russian soldier Sergeant Vadim Chichimarin had pleaded guilty to killing unarmed civilians. Shot dead 62-year-old Ukrainian Oleksander Shilopov, days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February. This is the first war crimes trial in Ukraine. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Sergeant Chimarin could face a life sentence.

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Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin, 21, suspected of violations of the laws and norms of war, is seen inside a defendants’ cage during a court hearing, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

Sergeant Chimarin was taken into the small court’s trial room. in handcuffs flanked by heavily armed security personnel. Sergeant Chimarin looked nervous and lowered his head. while Mrs. Katerina Mr Oleksander’s widow Sitting 2 meters from Sergeant Chimarin

Katerina wiped tears from her eyes as Sergeant Chimarin entered court. and sit with hands While prosecutors identify Sergeant Chichimarin’s case Describe the moment Mr Oleksander was shot in the head.

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Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin, 21, suspected of violations of the laws and norms of war, is seen inside a defendants’ cage during a court hearing, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

The judge asked Sergeant Chichimarin, “Will you admit your guilt?” Sergeant Chimarin replied, “Yes.” The judge asked again. “Absolutely?” Sergeant Chi Chi Marine replied “yes” silently from behind the glass of the accused’s stall.

The prosecutor stated that Sergeant Chimarine Commanding a unit in the tank division. when his tank convoy was attacked He and four other soldiers stole a car. and as he approached the city of Chupakivka Meet Mr. Oleksander on a bicycle. Sergeant Chimarin was then ordered to kill the civilian with an AK 47, as Russia previously said. Did not receive any information about the above case.

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A representative of a victim Kateryna Shelikhova attends a court hearing over a Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin, 21, suspected of violations of the laws and norms of war, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

Sergeant Chichimarin’s trial was postponed shortly after Katerina heard the first time a Russian soldier had admitted to the murder. The high-profile trial will resume Thursday, May 19 local time in a larger courtroom.

Ms Katerina told the BBC that How did she cope before leaving the court that day? “I feel very sorry for him. [ชีชีมาริน] But for such a crime I cannot forgive him.”

Widows with Russian soldiers in the courtroom

A representative of a victim Kateryna Shelikhova sits next to a Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin, 21, suspected of violations of the laws and norms of war, during a court hearing, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

Ukraine has so far identified more than 10,000 possible war crimes committed by Russia, Ukraine’s Attorney General Irina Venedictova. tweeted that “At this first trial We are sending a clear signal that all offenders Anyone who orders or assists in crimes in Ukraine must not be released from responsibility.”

while Russia denied that Its forces are aimed at civilians. But investigators gathered evidence of potential war crimes to bring to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

The ICC is dispatching a team of 42 investigators, forensic experts. and support personnel to Ukraine.

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