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.