Evidence of Russian crimes mounts as war in Ukraine drags on


              FILE - Russian army Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, is seen behind a glass during a court hearing in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, July 25, 2022. The 21-year-old tank commander was the first Russian tried on war crimes charges. He surrendered in March and pleaded guilty in a Kyiv courtroom in May to shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian civilian in the head. Ukrainian prosecutors, however, have not yet been able to charge Shishimarin's commanders or those who oversaw him. (AP Photo/Danylo Antoniuk)
            
              FILE - Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, center, walks to a press conference as he attends the ASEAN Summit (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. Asked “What would justice be for you?,” he says, “A fair justice to the people who fell victims to these crimes or who survived them is to call a spade, a spade, and to call everything by name. And that's why I'm saying, I firmly believe it was an act of genocide. We need a good lawyer to prove it.” (AP Photo/Vincent Than, File)
            
              FILE - Vitalii Chernysh stands for a portrait in Zdvyzhivka, Ukraine, on April 28, 2022. Chernysh says soldiers found a photo of Russian military vehicles someone had sent him on a social media platform on Feb. 25 and hauled him off with three other people, bound and blindfolded, to a nearby barn. The next day, Chernysh was taken, blindfolded, to a field and accused of being a spotter. They poured gasoline on him and pretended to set him on fire. They ordered him to run through what they said was a minefield. Asked “What would justice be for you?,” he says, “I would like it to be so that we win this war and no one comes onto our land anymore,” he said. “So that there would be a peaceful sky overhead. This kind of justice would be enough for me.” (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz, File)
            
              Raisa Kozyr, head of the village of Zdvyzhivka, Ukraine, speaks during an interview on July 27, 2022. Asked “What would justice be for you?,” she says, “Let them live through the same thing, just not done to them by us. I feel sorry for the children. And there are some people who support us. I am sorry for them. I am not sorry for the rest.” (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz, File)
            
              FILE - Ivan Skyba poses for a photo in Katowice, Poland, on July 16, 2022. Skyba, a taxi driver, volunteered at a Ukrainian checkpoint in Bucha, Ukraine. Russian soldiers captured Skyba and other volunteers during a March 4 sweep. Skyba was tortured and narrowly survived an execution by pretending to be dead. Asked “What would justice be for you?,” he says, "Close them down in Russia so that they don’t crawl to us. Not to have Russians. It’d be justice. That’s it. I’d like the West to give us more weapons so that we can get them out of Ukraine." (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz, File)
            
              Olena Balai holds a photo of her only son, Viktor Balai, a 28-year-old veteran of the war, in Zdvyzhivka, Ukraine on April 30, 2022. Olena identified his body in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region, on the forest floor. "His brain was leaking out of his head," she said. "The face and mouth were torn apart, the teeth knocked out. There was no space left alive on his body. What pain he bore." She was weeping even as she spoke, her voice a wail of words. "Who would torture a kid?" she said. "I want them to be found and punished." Viktor was her only son. "I have no one else," she said, struggling to breathe. "I don't know how to continue my life." (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)
            
              Kateryna Prykhodko stands for a portrait in Chernihiv, Ukraine, on April 22, 2022, in the stairwell of the building where she dug the bodies of her sister and brother-in-law, and their three children, including three-year-old twins, out of the rubble of their apartment with her own bare hands, after a Russian attack. “I hate Russia!” she says. “If Russians came to you, if you felt what I had felt, how would you feel? To lose everything in one moment! The whole family! Why did you come to our Ukraine? Why!? We did not want the war!” (AP Photo/Erika Kinetz)
            
              FILE - A neighbor comforts Natalia Vlasenko, whose husband, Pavlo Vlasenko, and grandson, Dmytro Chaplyhin, called Dima, were killed by Russian forces, as she cries in her garden in Bucha, Ukraine, Monday, April 4, 2022. Russian soldiers picked up Dima during a March 4 sweep, accused him of being a spotter helping the Ukrainian military. Asked “What would justice be for you?,” the grandmother of 20-year-old Dima says, “I- I- I can’t even- I don’t know. These scoundrels…” (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
Evidence of Russian crimes mounts as war in Ukraine drags on