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Russian Soldier Pleads Guilty to Killing Civilian At Ukraine War Crimes Trial

Vadim Shishimarin, 21, behind a glass during a court hearing in Kyiv, on May 18. 

Vadim Shishimarin, 21, behind a glass during a court hearing in Kyiv, on May 18. 

Photographer: Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo
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Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) -- A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an unarmed civilian.

Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin could get life in prison for allegedly shooting a a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head through an open car window in the northeastern Sumy region on Feb. 28, four days into the invasion.