Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Russia broadcasts video of captured ‘Britons’ demanding UK PM negotiate their release

Russian state TV broadcast a video Monday of what it described as “Britons” captured fighting for Ukraine demanding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson negotiate their release.

The two haggard-looking men identified as British nationals Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin asked to be exchanged for Viktor Medvedchuk, a wealthy Ukrainian businessman close to President Vladimir Putin, who was recently arrested in the pro-Western country.

The broadcast did not specify where or by whom — Russian forces or Moscow’s separatist allies in eastern Ukraine — the two men were being held.

The recordings were presented as interviews with journalist Andrei Rudenko, of the Russian state broadcaster VGTRK. Read more on The Insider Paper »