Ukraine invasion: As many as 9,000 civilians may be buried in a mass grave outside Mariupol, the city’s mayor said Thursday. “The greatest war crime of the 21st century has been committed in Mariupol. This is the new Babi Yar,” Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko said, referring to the site of multiple Nazi massacres in which nearly 34,000 Ukrainian Jews were killed in 1941. Source 3c.
Russian soldier sentenced to life in prison for killing unarmed civilian in first war crimes trial of the Ukraine invasion. A three-judge panel determined that a 21-year-old Russian sergeant from Siberia fatally shot a 62-year-old civilian man in the head in late February. He was given a life sentence. Source 4z.