Liz Truss to discuss captured Britons’ death sentences with Ukraine

BBC News says Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will speak with her Ukrainian counterpart about two Britons handed death sentences by a Russian proxy court in eastern Ukraine.

Liz Truss to discuss captured Britons’ death sentences with Ukraine

BBC News says Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will speak with her Ukrainian counterpart about two Britons handed death sentences by a Russian proxy court in eastern Ukraine.

Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner were captured fighting with the Ukrainian army, but were tried as mercenaries.

Both the British government and Ukraine’s top prosecutor have said the sentences breach the Geneva Convention.

Ms Truss is expected to discuss the situation with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba by phone later.

Mr Aslin, 28, from Newark, in Nottinghamshire, and Mr Pinner, 48, from Bedfordshire, both of whom were already living in Ukraine at the time of the Russian invasion, were captured in April while defending the besieged city of Mariupol.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61754684

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