Kyivʼs Solomianskyi District Court handed down the first sentence to a Russian war criminal who shot and killed a 62-year-old Sumy resident during the invasion of Ukraine. The incident took place on February 28 in the village of Chupakhivka.
21-year-old Russian sergeant Vadim Shishimarin was sentenced to life in prison for the crime, a Babel correspondent reported from the courtroom.
The Russian is a serviceman of the elite 4th Panzer Panzer Division of the Russian Army.
Shortly before the crime was committed, a tank convoy consisting of Sergeant Shishimarin was defeated by units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Fleeing the fire of Ukrainian defenders, a Russian sergeant and four other occupiers stole a car.
On the way, they killed an elderly man who was returning home so that he would not betray them. The man died on the spot near his house.