25 June 2022,   09:26
Ukraine - Russian soldier sentenced to life in first war crimes trial

A court in Ukraine has sentenced a Russian soldier to life in prison for the murder of an unarmed civilian.

It is the first war crimes trial in Ukraine resulting from Russia"s invasion of Ukraine.

During the four-day trial, a 21-year-old Russian tank commander testified to shooting a civilian in the Chupakhivka village in the northeastern Sumy region. The soldier said that he carried out the shooting on orders from his superiors.

“I regret it. I regret it very much. I did not refuse and I am ready to accept any measures imposed”, - he said ahead of the verdict.