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Ukraine to begin first trial of Russian soldier accused of rape



Ukraine will on Thursday, June 23 maintain a preliminary listening to in its first trial of a Russian soldier charged with raping a Ukrainian girl throughout Russia’s invasion.


The human rights abuse trial is the primary of what could possibly be dozens of such instances.


The suspect, Mikhail Romanov, 32, who isn’t in Ukrainian custody and will likely be tried in absentia, is accused of murdering a civilian within the Kyiv capital area on March 9 after which repeatedly raping the person’s spouse, based on courtroom information in Ukraine.


Romanov is accused of raping a 33-year-old girl after he and one other Russian soldier shot her husband Oleksiy at level clean within the village of Bohdanivka to the northeast of Kyiv.


The 2 troopers then left and later returned twice extra to rape her, the courtroom information stated. The identification of the second soldier had not been established.

Moscow has denied allegations of struggle crimes.

It was not instantly clear what sort of authorized illustration Romanov would have on the trial, which will likely be held behind closed doorways.


Ukranian officers, activists and docs have stated that many survivors are afraid or unwilling to come back ahead to the police and prosecutors with their instances, for worry of reprisals from Russia and stigma from their Ukrainian neighbours.

A spokesperson for the Prosecutor Basic’s workplace stated {that a} prosecutor may remark concerning the trial publicly after Thursday’s listening to.





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