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U.S. attorney general in Ukraine on unannounced trip

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By Tim Rostan

Merrick Garland, the U.S. attorney general, is reportedly in Ukraine for a previously unannounced visit. Garland is meeting with Ukraine's prosecutor-general, Iryna Venediktova, to discuss the effort to identify war crimes committed since Russia's unprovoked invasion of its southwestern neighbor on Feb. 24 and the apprehension of suspects, according to a USA Today report . A Russian soldier pleaded guilty in the first war-crimes trial to the charge of killing an unarmed civilian in the Sumy region of Ukraine four days after the invasion began. He was sentenced to life in prison.

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