10 Jun 2022

Liz Truss speaks to Ukraine about two Brits sentenced to death


Efforts to secure the release of two Britons sentenced to death by Russia were the subject of a call today between the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and her Ukrainian counterpart.

They discussed the sentencing of Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner by a pro-Russian court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic.

Both had been members of the Ukrainian army for some years.

A young Moroccan-born soldier,  Saaudun Brahim was also given a death sentence. His friends in Ukraine have launched an online campaign to highlight his case.