The Kyiv Solomyanskiy court has pronounced the verdict on Russian serviceman Vadym Shyshimarin for crimes against Ukraine. This is the first such verdict since the beginning of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine.
This is reported by "Grati".
The court did not believe Shishimarin's testimony that he had no intention to kill a resident of the village of Chupahovka. The guilt of the Russian military was fully confirmed during the trial.
The Kyiv court found the Russian soldier guilty of violating the laws and customs of war combined with premeditated murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
According to investigators, on February 28, Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian soldier, killed an unarmed resident of the village of Chupakhovka in the Sumy region who was riding his bicycle along the side of the road.
Near the village of Grinchenkovo, the convoy was broken up by AFU soldiers. They destroyed a BMP and a KAMAZ. About 15 Russian soldiers were left without transport and divided into several groups. Shishimarin was in one of them.
The group then decided to return to Chupahovka. On the way, they saw a gray Volkswagen Passat. The RF military fired on the car, damaging the body, the windshield and the front left wheel. The driver managed to jump out hiding near the side of the road and the servicemen captured his car. The occupants drove into the village with the wheels already punctured by the occupants.
In Chupahivka, near house number 52 on Lebedinskogo street, they saw a local resident Alexander Shelipov. He was dressed in civilian clothes, unarmed and talking on the phone.
One of the soldiers ordered the sergeant to kill the civilian so that he would not report them to the AFU. He fired several shots through the open window of the car with a Kalashnikov assault rifle into the head of the 62-year-old victim. The man died on the spot just a few dozen meters from his house.
It should be noted that on May 18, the Kiev Solomenskyi court began hearings in the case of Russian serviceman Vadim Shyshimarin, which was the first criminal case of war crimes since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the Russian Federation will try to protect the interests of its serviceman.
"Of course, we are concerned about the fate of our citizen. But we do not have many opportunities to protect his interests on the ground. For, in fact, there are no activities of overseas institutions. But this does not mean that we will not consider attempts through other channels. The fate of each citizen of Russia is of paramount importance for us," said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov at a briefing.