Ukraine announces first war crime trial since the invasion began

Damaged cemetery in Ukraine
(Image credit: Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Ukraine will put a Russian soldier on trial for war crimes for the first time since the invasion began, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova announced Wednesday.

According to The Washington Post, the soldier — 21-year-old Vadim Shishimarin — allegedly fired several rounds from a car with his Kalashnikov rifle, killing a 62-year-old Ukrainian man who was pushing his bike by the side of the road.

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