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Ukraine court jails Russian soldier for firing tank at apartment block

Firefighters respond to a Russian missile attack that severely damaged a college.

On Monday, a Ukrainian court sentenced a Russian soldier for violating the laws of war by firing on a multi-storey apartment block with a tank. An interior ministry official stated that he was guilty of violating war laws.

According to Anton Herashchenko (an aide to Ukraine’s interior minister), Mikhail Kulikov was found guilty by the northeast Chernihiv court of striking a residential building on February 26, two days after Russia invaded Ukraine.


Kulikov admitted guilt at the trial. He sought a lighter sentence because he claimed he was following orders, according to the Ukrainian general prosecutor’s Office.

It stated that the residential block in Chernihiv that was attacked was not a military target and was not being used for military purposes.

Russia claims its forces do not deliberately target civilians as part of what it calls a “special military operation”.

According to Reuters, the chief war crimes prosecutor of Ukraine told Reuters that 135 people have been charged and that Ukraine is currently investigating nearly 26,000 war crimes committed during the conflict.


The prosecutor stated that around 15 of those being charged are currently in Ukrainian custody, while the rest 120 remain at large.

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