Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin faces is circulating everywhere, as the State TV airs a video that shows the two fighters.
Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin were air by the States Tv, as they are being captured by Russian forces appealing to Boris Johnson for help.
Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin are two British fighters captured by the Russian troops in Ukraine who have been paraded on Russian state television asking Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help free them.
The two fighters are seen on footage, calling on the British prime minister, Boris, to help free them in exchange for Ukraine releasing the pro-Kremlin politician Viktor Medvedchuk.
Although it still remains the question of how freely the two fighters were able to express their situation and appeal for help in the video, which was aired on the Russia 24 state TV channel on Monday.
48 years old Shaun Pinner is a former British soldier who was captured days after Russian forces took British volunteer Aiden Aslin, who is just 28 years old.
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The two British fighters were shown in two separate videos on Monday, appealing to be exchanged with a pro-Russian politician Viktor Medvedchuk held in Ukraine.
However, it is not clear if their pleas to the British prime minister, aired on the Rossiya 24 channel, were made under duress. The Foreign Office immediately called on the Kremlin to treat prisoners humanly.
The Russian troops captured a former British Army, Shuan, while fighting in Mariupol. Shaun was shown alongside fellow detainee Aiden asking to facilitate an exchange for the pro-Russian politician captured by Ukraine.
Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin were defending the southern city of Mariupol with Ukrainian marines when they were captured.
Another British national, Aiden, who hails from Newark, Nottingham, was one of the last Ukrainian soldiers to have surrendered in Mariupol. He has been serving Ukraine’s armed forces as a marine since 2018.
Aiden had also applied for citizenship. His mother, Ang Wood, stated that he is a serving member of the Ukrainian armed forces, a prisoner of war, and thus must be treated with humanity.
The sad news of two British fighters, Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin, being captured by the Russian troops has caused serious concern. Both fighters have asked to help them free in exchange for a pro-Russian politician.
Shaun’s family stated that he had been a well-respected soldier within the British Army who had served tours in Northern Ireland and with the UN in Bosnia before joining the Ukrainian marines after moving to the country in 2018.
They further said that the family is currently working with the Foreign Office and the family of fellow fighter Aiden, to ensure their rights as Prisoners of War according to the Geneva Convention, we hope they come back home in good hands.