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Ukraine to begin first trial of Russian soldier charged with rape

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Ukraine is to hold a preliminary hearing in its first trial of a Russian soldier charged with raping a Ukrainian woman during Moscow’s invasion, the beginning of what could be dozens of such cases. The suspect, Mikhai...

Former soldier guilty of murdering neighbours after parking dispute

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A former soldier has been found guilty of murdering his nextdoor neighbours with a commando dagger following a dispute over parking, moments after his wife told him she wanted a trial separation. Collin Reeves carried...

Former British soldier killed fighting Russian forces in Ukraine

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A former British soldier has died fighting Russian forces in the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, his family have said. Jordan Gatley left the British army in March “to continue his career as a soldier in other areas”...

British soldier ‘heard horrible voices’ after Afghanistan, inquest hears

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A soldier who killed himself at an army base in North Yorkshire had been traumatised and was never the same after tours of duty in Afghanistan, an inquest heard. Angela Mackenzie, the aunt of L/Cpl Ryan Mackenzie, sai...

‘You shake at the smallest of noises’: Russian soldier tells of life as a PoW

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Still getting used to the feel of his gun and military fatigues, Anton suddenly found himself surrounded by Ukrainian forces as bullets flew by, with one striking his arm. “It was our first confrontation with the enem...

Russian soldier pleads guilty in first Ukraine war crimes trial since invasion

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A Russian tank commander has pleaded guilty to shooting dead 62-year-old man as he rode his bicycle down a village road, in Ukraine’s first trial for war crimes committed during the Russian invasion. Vadim Shysimarin,...

US army identifies ‘inspirational’ soldier killed in Alaska bear attack

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The US army as identified a soldier who died earlier this week of injuries sustained during a bear attack in a military training area in Alaska. The army said Staff Sgt Seth Plant, 30, was pronounced dead at a hospita...

First Russian soldier goes on trial in Ukraine for war crimes

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A Russian soldier has appeared in court accused of murdering an unarmed man on a bicycle, at the start of the first war crime trial in Ukraine since Vladimir Putin invaded the country. Vadim Shysimarin, a commander of...

SAS soldier denies colluding with Ben Roberts-Smith on evidence, defamation trial hears

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A serving SAS soldier has denied in court that emails between him and Ben Roberts-Smith – including marked-up pictures of a compound in Afghanistan – demonstrated they had colluded on their evidence about a mission, d...

Second British soldier captured in Mariupol is paraded on Russian TV

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A second British soldier fighting with the Ukrainian army has been paraded on Russian television after being captured in the besieged city of Mariupol. Shaun Pinner said he had been fighting alongside Ukrainian marine...

Ben Roberts-Smith ordered SAS comrade to mock execute another Australian soldier, court hears

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Ben Roberts-Smith ordered an SAS comrade to mock execute another Australian soldier during a training exercise, and told his patrol members “that’s how it’s going to be on the day”, the federal court has heard. Later,...

‘He felt it was his duty to go’: mother of Russian soldier killed

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Holding smoking incense sticks and singing hymns, a group of Buddhist monks sat in front of the open coffins of four Russian soldiers killed fighting in Ukraine as hundreds of mourners gathered on Monday at a local sp...

Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial: former soldier objects to answering questions about SAS missions

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A former Australian soldier has objected to answering questions about how many SAS missions he went on under the command of Ben Roberts-Smith in Afghanistan in 2012, his lawyer telling the federal court his expected e...

Maëlys De Araujo: former French soldier sentenced life in prison for girl’s murder

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A former French soldier has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of an eight-year-old girl he abducted from a wedding reception near Chambery in the French Alps, which had triggered a six-month police searc...

Maelys de Araujo: former French soldier tells court girl’s death was ‘a mistake’

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A former French soldier who admitted kidnapping and killing an eight-year-old girl he abducted from a wedding reception has insisted her death was “a mistake” but still refuses to give details of how she died. At his ...

Two army instructors cleared of racially abusing Muslim trainee soldier

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Two army instructors have been cleared of calling a trainee soldier “Paki Rambo” and suggesting his father was a suicide bomber. Cpl Robert Mehers and Sgt Christopher Tolley were accused of racially abusing Rifleman K...

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