Russia’s defeat is ‘obvious to everyone in the world,’ says Zelenskyy | USA TODAY

As Ukraine continues to fight off Russian forces, the first war crimes trial of a Russian soldier began in Kyiv.

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Sgt. Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, allegedly shot a 62-year-old man in the head in the northeastern village of Chupakhivka in the war’s first week. The member of the Russian tank unit faces up to life in prison under Ukrainian law.

Lawyers and judges briefly discussed procedural matters Friday. Defense attorney Victor Ovsyanikov said the court would be deciding on what evidence to allow in trial, but added that the case against the Russian soldier is strong.

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