Ukraine Steel Mill Troops Surrender as Russian Soldier Apologize

The first war crimes trial since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine begins in kyiv against a Russian soldier accused of killing an unarmed civilian. Russian military officer Vadim Shishimarin, 21, appears in district court, accused of killing a 62-year-old man in northeastern Ukraine and charged with war crimes and premeditated murder. The trial, which is expected to be followed by several others, will test Ukraine’s justice system at a time when international institutions are also conducting their own investigations into abuses by Russian forces. IMAGES

Russia said Thursday that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered this week at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, some emerging on crutches after a desperate battle that has become emblematic of the nearly three-month war.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said it had registered “hundreds of Ukrainian prisoners of war” at the plant in Mariupol, a port city destroyed by Russian bombing.

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