Ukraine Launches First War Crimes Trial for Russian Soldier


A 21-year-old Russian soldier accused of shooting a civilian on a bicycle and leaving him dead on the side of the road will be the first Russian service member to stand trial in Ukraine for war crimes since the invasion, Ukraine’s prosecutor general said on Wednesday.

The soldier is in Ukrainian custody and was identified by the prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, as Sgt. Vadim Shysimarin. According to Ms. Venediktova, this is what Ukraine’s intelligence agency, the S.B.U., found in…



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