Two Russian soldiers plead guilty in new war crimes trial in Ukraine


FILE PHOTO: A view shows a residential house destroyed by shelling, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Derhachi, Ukraine March 21, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Lapshyn

KYIV (Reuters) - Two captured Russian soldiers pleaded guilty on Thursday to shelling a town in eastern Ukraine in the second war crimes trial of the war.

At the trial in the Kotelevska district court in central Ukraine, state prosecutors asked for Alexander Bobikin and Alexander Ivanov to be jailed for 12 years for violating the laws of war.

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