Vadim Shishimarin

Ukraine: What it’s like to be lawyer for a Russian fighting your country

On July 29, the Kyiv Court of Appeal reduced to 15 years the sentence of the first Russian soldier tried for war crimes in Ukraine since February 24. Vadim Shishimarin had been sentenced In May to life imprisonment. We met with Viktor Ovsyannikov, the man who agreed to defend this emblematic case.
By Iryna Salii
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