Two Russian Soldiers Sentenced in Ukraine War Crimes Trial

A court in the Poltava region of Ukraine sentenced two Russian soldiers to 11 years and six months in prison on May 31 for shelling civilian areas in Kharkiv, according to local reports.

Aleksandr Bobykin and Aleksandr Ivanov, who pleaded guilty to the charges, were sentenced at a district court in the town of Kotelva on Tuesday morning.

The court heard that Bobykin and Ivanov were involved in shelling that damaged infrastructure, residential buildings, and a school in two villages in the Kharkiv region on February 24, Suspilne News said.

On May 23, a Kyiv court sentenced a Russian tank commander to life in prison in the first war crimes trial since the Russian invasion. Credit: Suspilne News via Storyful

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