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While the war crimes trial of Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin adjourned for the weekend, Ukrainian prosecutors identified another soldier they claimed gave orders to wound an unarmed elderly civilian in his own yard, shoot the man’s home with a tank and then set it ablaze. The investigation is ongoing, prosecutors said.
Meanwhile, heavy fighting continued in the eastern Donbas region, where troops are battling against a Russian assault that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described as “hell” in a nightly address. “Donbas is completely destroyed,” he said, accusing Russian forces of bombing the city of Severodonetsk.