BREAKING NEWS: British soldiers sentenced to death by Ukraine’s breakaway state

BREAKING NEWS: British soldiers sentenced to death by Ukraine's breakaway state

The two British soldiers have been sentenced to death for fighting alongside Ukraine by the breakaway state known as the Donetsk People’s Republic, as reported by Russian media.

British soldiers Aided Aslin and Shaun Pinner, as well as Moroccan Brahim Saadoun have reportedly been sentenced to death by the Donetsk People’s Republic, as reported by Utro.

Twenty-eight-year-old Aiden Aslin and 48-year-old Shaun Pinner, were arrested in April, before their appearance in court in the DPR.

Various Russian news agencies have claimed that the men intend to appeal.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss tweeted on the death sentence stating:

“I utterly condemn the sentencing of Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner held by Russian proxies in eastern Ukraine.”

“They are prisoners of war. This is a sham judgment with absolutely no legitimacy.”

“My thoughts are with the families. We continue to do everything we can to support them.”

Credit: Twitter @trussliz

The Donetsk People’s Republic is a Ukrainian breakaway state that was formed on April, 7, 2014 by pro-Russian separatists after the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity took place.

The news of the sentence of the British soldiers follows two days of problems for the government of Donetsk People’s Republic, as the whole government was reportedly dismissed due to the alleged resignation of the chairman of the DPR government, Oleksandr Ananchenko, according to leader of the DPR, Denys Pushylin on Wednesday, June, 8.

According to Pushylin, he offered the resigned chairman a role in the “development of the public sector”.

Aleksandr Ananchenko has formally led the DPR government since 2018 and has now been replaced, in an appointment directly by Russia, by Vitaliy Khothsenko, according to the city advisor to the Mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andryushchenko.

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    • Reginald Bowler

      09 June 2022 • 17:55

      A difficult situation. It’s not Russia, it’s the DPR, a country recognised by Russia but not (yet?) part of it. According to most world opinion, the DPR is Ukraine.

      One can only hope that sanity prevails, and Russia tells the DPR not to carry out the sentence. Putin could be the one to tell the DPR “No!”. Let’s hope so.

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