Brits facing firing squad in Ukraine ‘are not and never were mercenaries’
The Metro says Friends and family of two British men told they will face a firing squad in occupied east Ukraine have rubbished the Kremlin’s case that they are guns for hire.
Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, were captured in Mariupol fighting alongside the Ukrainian army, which they were both fully enlisted in.
The pair were subjected to what observers have described as a ‘show trial’ in a Donetsk court not recognised by the international community.
After weeks in captivity, they were told they face the death sentence yesterday alongside Moroccan national Saaudun Brahim, after ‘pleading guilty’ to a number of charges.
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