Russian soldiers sentenced in second war crimes trial
Driving the news: Alexander Bobikin and Alexander Ivanov pleaded guilty last week. "The guilt of Bobikin and Ivanov has been proved in full," Judge Evhen Bolybok said during the sentencing.
State of play: Bobikin and Ivanov acknowledged last week that they were involved in shelling targets in the Kharkiv region, destroying an educational establishment in the town of Derhachi.
- Ukrainian prosecutors had asked for the two captured soldiers to be jailed for 12 years.
- Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian soldier, was sentenced to life in prison this month for committing war crimes during Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
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