A Ukrainian court has sentenced two Russian soldiers to 11 years and six months in prison.
Alexander Bobikin and Alexander Ivanov were on trial for shelling rocket launchers into a suburb of Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine. This would have affected an educational institution. Both have already said they are guilty: according to their lawyers, they followed an order, and they regret their actions.
It was the second war crimes trial since the beginning of the Russian invasion. Last week, a Ukrainian court sentenced a Russian soldier for the first time for war crimes: 21-year-old Vadim Shishimarin was sentenced to life in prison for shooting an unarmed civilian.
Ukraine wants to prosecute many more Russian soldiers for war crimes. Ukrainian chief prosecutor Irina Venediktova is investigating nearly 15,000 cases and has 623 suspects in the picture.