Britain sent a note to the Russian Federation because of the British sentenced to death in the “DPR” – Ambassador Andrey Kelin. Zakharova previously claimed the opposite

London sent a note of protest to Russia because of the situation with the British Aiden Eslin and Sean Pinner sentenced to death in the so-called DPR. This was announced by the Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrey Kelin, TASS quotes him.

“As for these two young people who are mercenaries who fought against Donetsk as part of the Ukrainian army, I can say that there was an appeal from the British to us, they sent a note, but composed exclusively in arrogant and instructive terms. It does not cause a desire to interact in these matters.

Earlier, Tahar Saadoun, the father of 21-year-old Moroccan Brahim Saadoun, who was sentenced to death in the "DPR" for "mercenarism", said that his son has Ukrainian citizenship.

On June 9, the “DPR” sentenced to death three foreign mercenaries who took part in the war with Russia on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of the so-called DPR and LPR. Two British men, Aiden Eslin and Sean Pinner, and Moroccan Saadoun Brahim were sentenced to death by firing squad.

The Russian Foreign Ministry does not consider Britons Aiden Eslin and Sean Pinner prisoners of war, spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. “Contrary to the statements of British officials, the mentioned citizens are not prisoners of war, but mercenaries. The mercenaries sent by the West to help the Kyiv nationalist regime are not combatants under international humanitarian law and do not have the right to the status of a prisoner of war, ”Zakharova argued. She also stated that the British side did not address either the leadership of the "DPR" or the Foreign Ministry about Aislin and Pinner.

Lawyer 21-year-old Moroccan Saadoun Dmitry Ershov told that he surrendered on March 12 in Volnovakha. According to him, Saadoun moved to Ukraine in 2019, and in 2021 signed a three-year contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and, on the advice of Eslin, ended up in the 36th Separate Marine Brigade. On April 27, Kommersant wrote about lawyers Pinner and Saadoun. The publication presented them as "the first and so far the only Russian lawyers who work in the DPR and LPR." Accordingto Mediazona , earlier references to their advocacy activities could not be found.

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