British national Aiden Aslin has been told by his Russian captors that his execution will go ahead and that ‘time is running out’ for Britain to save him.
Aslin, 28, was captured alongside fellow Brit Shaun Pinner by Russian forces while fighting as part of the Ukrainian army in Mariupol last month.
The pair were handed a death sentence in an internationally unrecognised court in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.
British foreign secretary Liz Truss called the sentences ‘a sham judgment with absolutely no legitimacy’, but the Government has thus far refused to intervene directly to prevent the sentence.
Truss has argued that a British governmental intervention could be seen to legitimise pro-Russian claims that Aslin and Pinner are ‘mercenaries’, despite them being paid members of…
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