Russian serviceman Shishimarin gets life in prison in Ukraine
KYIV. May 23 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Kyiv's Solomensky District Court found Russian serviceman Vadim Shishimarin guilty of killing a civilian resident of the Sumy region and sentenced him to life in prison.
"The guilt of the accused was fully confirmed [...] Shishimarin, being a Russian serviceman, violated the laws and customs of war [...] Shishimarin is found guilty [...] and sentenced to life in prison," the court said in its decision on Monday.
Shishimarin admitted his guilt in court, saying he is remorseful.
For the period of the trial, the defendant will remain in custody and will stay in detention until the sentence takes legal force.
In the meantime, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday Moscow was worried about the situation with Russian contract serviceman Vadim Shishimarin and would be looking for ways to defend him.