Prosecutor General of Ukraine announced: more than 13 thousand warcrimes were committed
Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venicetova announced that more than 13,000 war crimes allegedly committed by the Russian military in Ukraine are being investigated.
As Russia’s attacks on Ukraine continue, investigations into alleged war crimes committed by the Russian army continue. Speaking to the US press, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venicetova stated that more than 13,000 war crimes allegedly committed by the Russian army in Ukraine are being investigated, and said, “As of today, we have more than 13 thousand cases (under investigation) related to war crimes alone.”
First Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison for war crimes in Ukraine
Vadim Shishimarin, 21, the first Russian soldier to be tried for the murder of an unarmed Ukrainian civilian in Sumi, Ukraine on February 28, was convicted of killing 62-year-old Aleksandr Shelipov and sentenced to life in prison. Acknowledging his guilt in court, Shishimarin said, “I see this as an unacceptable and punishable situation. I do not deny my guilt. The first order was given by a lieutenant named Makeev. At first, I refused to follow his order. He repeated his order to me with loud and menacing expressions. There was a tense situation. Ukrainian Alexander Shelipov was constantly shouting. I followed the lieutenant’s order. After this incident, I wanted to survive. I did not want to fight, so I decided to surrender.”