Britain’s Aiden Aslin, Sean Pinner, and Brahim Sadun of Morocco were captured by Russian troops during a military conflict in Ukraine on June 7, 2022, in a court cage in a location designated as Donetsk, Ukraine. I did. (Distribution via Donetsk People’s Republic Supreme Court / Reuters)
London — Russia-backed separatist Donetsk leaders in Ukraine have no reason to forgive two British citizens sentenced to death last week after being captured while fighting for Ukraine. Said on Sunday.
On Thursday, a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic found Aiden Aslin, Sean Pinner, and Brahim Sadun of Morocco convicted of “mercenary activity” in an attempt to overthrow the republic.
The UK states that Aslin and Pinner are regular soldiers and should be exempt from prosecution for participation in hostilities under the Geneva Convention. Pro-Russian separatists who rule Donetsk say they have a month to commit serious crimes and appeal.
“There is no basis or precondition for making such a decision on amnesty,” a Russian news agency said.
Donetsk and Luhansk are two Russian-backed secession organizations in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, stating that Russia is fighting to completely eliminate them from Kieu’s rule.
Three days before the invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, President Vladimirputin recognized them as independent states, a move accusing Ukraine and the West of being illegal.
Aslin’s family said he and Pinner were “not mercenaries, never mercenaries.”
The family said in a statement that when the war broke out, they lived in Ukraine and “as a member of the Ukrainian army, they should be treated with the same respect as other POWs.”