The body of a Ukrainian lawyer for one of two Russian servicemen on trial in Ukraine was discovered Friday south of the capital, Kiev. Officials said Yuri Grabovsky had been kidnapped, beaten, robbed, shot to death and then buried with an explosive device around his leg.

Grabovsky was representing Alexander Alexandrov, who was captured along with fellow Russian serviceman Yevgeny Yerofeyev last May in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine. Both men confessed to being active-duty members of Russia’s foreign military intelligence agency known as the GRU.

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Ukrainian lawyer of Russian soldiers was kidnapped, robbed and shot to death