A Russian soldier is sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial


Russian Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin waits for the start of a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Monday. Judges went on to sentence him to life in the first war crimes trial since Russia

Vadim Shishimarin, 21, had pleaded guilty last week to shooting an unarmed Ukrainian man in late February. On Monday, a panel of judges in Kyiv sentenced him to life in prison.

(Image credit: Natacha Pisarenko/AP)

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