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Ukraine charges first captured Russian soldier for war crimes

Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova, has disclosed plans by her office to charge the first captured Russian soldier for war crimes, IgbereTV reports

Venediktova on Wednesday, said her office charged Sergeant Vadin Shyshimarin, 21, in the killing of an unarmed 62-year-old civilian who was gunned down while riding a bicycle in February 28, four days into the war.

Shyshimarin, who served with a tank unit, was accused of firing through a car window on the man in the northeastern village of Chupakhivka.

Venediktova who said the soldier could get up to 15 years in prison if convicted, did not however say when the trial would start.

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