Ukraine Invasion: Life Imprisonment For Russian Soldier For Killing Civilian

OB Bureau

Kyiv: A Ukrainian court on Monday sentenced a Russian soldier to life imprisonment for killing an unarmed Ukrainian civilian.

War crimes trial, following Russia’s decision to launch a military invasion against Ukraine three months ago, are underway.

Vadim Shishimarin, whose trial commenced on May 13, had pleaded guilty to killing 62-year-old Oleksandr Shelipov in northeastern Ukraine on February 28.

Judge Serhiy Agafonov, who delivered the sentence, said 21-year-old Vadim Shishimarin, a tank commander, carried out a ‘criminal order’ from a soldier of a higher rank by firing several shots at the victim’s head from an automatic weapon.

Shishimarin testified during his trial that he killed the victim on the orders of an officer who, he said, insisted that the man could tell the Ukrainian forces about the duo’s location.

The international community has accused Russia of committing war crimes at various times during the ongoing invasion. Among the most serious allegations of war crime against Russian forces was the massacre at Bucha, where about a thousand bodies were found.

Russia was stripped of its UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) primary membership following the alleged Bucha war crimes.

Kremlin has repeatedly denied charges of committing any war crime in Ukraine.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Rath Yatra: Cracks Detected On Chariots Of Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra In Puri

Puri: Cracks have been detected on the chariots of Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra —…

July 5, 2022

70 Dengue Cases Reported In Bhubaneswar So Far This Year

Bhubaneswar: Seventy cases of dengue were reported in Odisha’s capital from January to June this…

July 5, 2022

Doctors Need To Serve Society With Passion, Says Dean Of SUM Hospital In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Doctors should serve the society with passion to avoid unsavoury incidents of attacks on…

July 4, 2022

Software Developed To Detect Unauthorized Encroachments On Defence Land

New Delhi: An Artificial Intelligence-based software, which can automatically detect change on ground, including unauthorised…

July 4, 2022

COVID Spread In Bhubaneswar: BMC Issues SOP For Malls & Shopping Complexes

Bhubaneswar: Four days after making use of face masks by people in public places mandatory,…

July 4, 2022

Black Balloons Released Near PM Modi’s Chopper; 4 Congress Workers Arrested

Vijayawada: In a concerning incident, black balloons were released close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s…

July 4, 2022