4 Kremlin shows British prisoners of war, responds with video of opposition member in Kiev

4 Kremlin shows British prisoners of war, responds with video of opposition member in Kiev

Two British prisoners of war were broadcast on Russian television on Monday. Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner seek help from their Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and say they want to be traded for Viktor Medvedchuk (pictured), a pro-Russian opposition member imprisoned in Ukraine. Kiev immediately released a video in which Medvedchuk was allowed to speak.

In the video, Medvedchuk urges Russian President Vladimir Putin to exchange Ukrainian prisoners of war in Mariupol. According to British media, Pinner was active there, among others.

It is unclear how freely Britten and Medvedchuk will be able to speak in the videos. POWs may have been oppressed.

Pinner’s family said in a statement that the Briton was not active in the country as a mercenary. He reportedly joined the Ukrainian army years ago, as he considers Ukraine his homeland.

“Shaun loves Ukrainian life, he has a Ukrainian wife and moved to the country in 2018” guard. “We are monitoring her and Aslin’s situation with the government and confirm that her rights as a prisoner have not been violated,” he said.

Russian Medvedchuk has been a member of the Ukrainian parliament since 2018 and an ally of Putin. The Ukrainian secret service imprisoned him earlier this month.

Source: NU

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