The trial of the Russian occupant Vadim Shishimarin began in Kiev. This was reported by Ukraine 24.
He is accused of killing a civilian resident of the village of Chupakhovka, Sumy region.
According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, sent to court the first indictment on the violation of laws and customs of war, coupled with intentional homicide, against the Russian military - commander of the branch of the military unit 32010 "4 tank Kantemirovskaya division in Moscow region" (part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The accused is currently in custody.
The investigation found that the accused, whose convoy was defeated by the AFU military, on February 28, 2022, running away together with 4 fellow soldiers, fired from automatic weapons at a private car and seized it. The occupants drove the stolen car with punctured tires to the village of Chupakhovka in the Sumy region. On the way they saw an unarmed villager walking along the roadside with his bicycle and talking on the phone. One of the soldiers ordered the accused to kill the civilian so that he would not report them. The defendant fired several targeted shots through the open car window with a Kalashnikov assault rifle into the head of the 62-year-old victim. The man died on the spot just a few dozens of meters from his own house.
A pre-trial investigation of the criminal proceeding was conducted by SBU investigators.