Trial towards Russian soldier initiated

The soldier is accused of firing his computerized weapon from the window of a automobile on the biking man. The motive was that the 62-year-old witnessed when the soldier along with 4 comrades hijacked a automobile, in line with the prosecutor.

“One of the soldiers ordered the suspect to kill a civilian so that he could not report them,” prosecutor Iryna Venediktova stated in a press release on Thursday.

“The man died on the spot just a few meters from his home.”

The incident occurred within the village of Tjupachivka within the Sumy area of northeastern Ukraine on February 28. The group of troopers was on the run from Ukrainian forces after their convoy was destroyed.

The trial, which started in Kyiv on Friday, is anticipated to be the primary in a sequence of conflict crimes trials following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

The younger Russian is charged with conflict crimes and homicide. He dangers between 10 and 15 years in jail or life.

According to the prosecutors, he has admitted that he was the one who shot. But his protection lawyer says they’ve not but commented on the allegations.

After a brief first day in court docket, the decide introduced that the listening to will proceed on May 18.

Ukraine’s prosecutors have beforehand stated they’re investigating greater than 10,700 instances of suspected conflict crimes with greater than 600 suspects.

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