Morning news brief: First Russian soldier appears in Ukraine court for war crimes trial, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 14, 2022, 09:26 AM IST
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In this combination of images, Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin can be seen along with Turkish President Recep Erdogan and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photograph:(Agencies)

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A Ukrainian court held a preliminary hearing in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia's invasion, after charging a captured Russian soldier with the murder of a 62-year-old civilian. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed opposition to Finland and Sweden joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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Vadim Shishimarin (21), the Russian soldier, appeared in court for a preliminary hearing. He is accused of killing an unarmed 62-year-old civilian.


He accused both countries of harbouring "terrorist organisations" and said Turkey does not have a ''positive opinion'' about them.


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Saturday (May 14) that the COVID-19 outbreak in the country has it in "great turmoil".

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