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Russian solider, 21, on trial for murdering civilian in Ukraine war

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A young Russian soldier has gone on trial in Ukraine for war crimes, after he was accused of murdering a Ukrainian civilian.The defendant who appeared in the court in Kyiv on Friday is Vadim Shysimarin, a 21-year-old sergeant in a Russian tank division.

He is accused of murdering an unarmed 62-year-old civilian, which is a war crime under international law. The case marks a watershed moment as it is the first time a Russian soldier has been accused of war crimes since the invasion began in February.

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