In Kyiv, the court will announce the sentence of the Russian soldier Vadim Shyshimarin for crimes against Ukraine as early as May 23. He faces life imprisonment, as evidenced by the broadcasting of the court session.
Thus, today in the capital continued the trial of the Russian occupant during which the prosecution asked the punishment for him in the form of 10 to 15 years in prison or life imprisonment.
"I would like to apologize again for what I did. I do not recant and I am ready to take all measures that will be," Shishimarin said in his last statement.
Recall, during the hearing, the wife of the deceased asked for life imprisonment for the Russian soldier. At the same time, she did not oppose that he was exchanged for our fighters, who are now at Azovstal.
According to investigators, a 21-year-old Russian soldier killed an unarmed resident of the village of Chupakhovka, Sumy region, who was riding a bicycle along the side of the road on February 28. Before that, the convoy, in which Sergeant Shishimarin was a member, was defeated by the AFU.
So, running away, he and 4 other fellow soldiers fired at a private car with machine guns and stole it. And already in it, with the occupants' wheels punctured by the occupants, the invaders drove into the village. On the way they saw a man returning home, talking on the phone.
One of the soldiers ordered the sergeant to kill the civilian so that he would not report them to the Ukrainian defenders. He fired several shots through the open window of the car with a Kalashnikov assault rifle into the head of the 62-year-old victim. The man died on the spot just a few dozen meters from his house.
It is worth noting that on May 18, the Solomenskyi court in Kiev began hearing the case of Russian serviceman Vadim Shyshimarin, which was the first criminal case of war crimes since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.