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You WILL be executed and time is running out, Putin’s men in eastern Ukraine tell condemned Brit 

British subject Aiden Aslin has been told by his Russian captors that his execution will continue and that “time is running out” for Britain to save him.

Aslin, 28, was captured last month along with compatriot Shaun Pinner by Russian forces while fighting as part of the Ukrainian army in Mariupol.

The couple was sentenced to death in an internationally unrecognized court in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss called the sentences “a sham sentence without any legitimacy”, but the government has so far refused to intervene directly to avoid the sentence.

Truss has argued that a British government intervention could legitimize pro-Russian claims that Aslin and Pinner are “mercenaries,” despite being paid members of the Ukrainian military with Ukrainian women.

Now, Aslin has reportedly told his parents that he has been informed that “time is running out” and that his execution is imminent.

Aslin’s grandmother Pamela Hall told the… BBC“Aiden was very upset when he called his mother this morning. The bottom line is that Aiden has said that the DPR has told him that no one from the UK has been contacted and that he will be executed.

“There are no words…it must be everyone’s worst nightmare to see your family being threatened in this way.”

It is not known whether Pinner, 48, received the same chilling statement from his captors.

British subject Aiden Aslin has been told by his Russian captors that his execution will continue and that 'time is running out' for Britain to save him

British subject Aiden Aslin has been told by his Russian captors that his execution will continue and that ‘time is running out’ for Britain to save him

British POWs Aiden Aslin (first from left) and Shaun Pinner (first from right) were sentenced to death by the Donetsk court on 9 June 2022.  A Moroccan man, center, also received the same punishment

British POWs Aiden Aslin (first from left) and Shaun Pinner (first from right) were sentenced to death by the Donetsk court on 9 June 2022. A Moroccan man, center, also received the same punishment

Aslin is pictured with cuts and bruises to the face after being captured

Aslin is pictured with cuts and bruises to the face after being captured

The British government says its citizens were regular soldiers and should be exempt from prosecution under the Geneva Conventions for taking part in hostilities.

Truss said she believes the best way to resolve the situation is through the Ukrainians, and has held talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba about this.

A Kremlin official, meanwhile, claimed that British authorities had indeed asked for help regarding Aslin and Pinner’s cases, but the note was ignored.

“There was an approach from the British to us – they sent us a note, but the note was so full of such arrogant and didactic expressions that it really didn’t inspire any desire in us to cooperate with these questions,” Ambassador said. Andrei Kelin Russian state television.

“They should approach the DPR — our recommendation remains the same,” Kelin said.

Although Russia does not carry out the death penalty, the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, whose independence is recognized only by Moscow, have included it in their statutes.

“I’ve cried a lot about this, but crying won’t help, I want to do something, but I don’t know what to do,” said Mrs. Hall of her grandson’s predicament.

“What am I supposed to think after Aiden’s call this morning? I don’t want to lose heart, but it’s very difficult.’

In support of Aslin, a protest rally is being planned this weekend by the Ukrainian community in his hometown of Newark to urge the government to intervene on his behalf.

The DPR leader, meanwhile, claimed last week that the UK does not care about its citizens because it has not yet intervened in the executions of Aslin and Pinner.

Denis Pushilin said the couple will be executed by firing squad for participating in the war as “mercenaries.”

Pushilin, a leading MP in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, says Britain has not pushed for their release, showing contempt for its own people.

“There has been no contact with the British authorities,” he told the Russian state-controlled RIA Novosti news channel.

“I have the impression that they have an indifference to their citizens, despite all their grandiose statements about how they take care of their citizens.”

Head of the separatist self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk Denis Pushilin attends the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 16, 2022

Head of the separatist self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk Denis Pushilin attends the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 16, 2022

British citizen Aiden Aslin, 28, is behind bars in a courtroom in Donetsk

British citizen Aiden Aslin, 28, is behind bars in a courtroom in Donetsk

British Shaun Pinner, 48, is pictured in a cage in a courtroom in Donetsk, where he was sentenced to death.

British Shaun Pinner, 48, is pictured in a cage in a courtroom in Donetsk, where he was sentenced to death.

Shaun Pinner, pictured with wife Larysa, is now being executed by firing squad after surrendering to Russian troops in Ukraine

Shaun Pinner, pictured with wife Larysa, is now being executed by firing squad after surrendering to Russian troops in Ukraine

Denis Pushilin, the leader of the Donetsk People's Republic controlled by Russian-backed separatists, gestures in conversation with foreign journalists in an area of ​​the Mariupol seaport close to where Aslin and Pinner were captured

Denis Pushilin, the leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic controlled by Russian-backed separatists, gestures in conversation with foreign journalists in an area of ​​the Mariupol seaport close to where Aslin and Pinner were captured

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov recently told reporters in a conference call that London had not contacted Moscow about the matter.

He said: ‘Of course everything will depend on the call from London, and I am sure the Russian side will be willing to consider it.’

But Britain has so far publicly refused to raise the issue with authorities in the DPR, with Truss warning that if UK authorities intervene immediately, it could be seen as confirmation of Russian claims that those detained are mercenaries.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has intervened in the case of a Moroccan man who was sentenced to death alongside Aslin and Pinner.

The Strasbourg court will remind the Russian government that it must ensure that the death penalty imposed on Brahim Saadoune is not carried out.

Saadoune was sentenced to death in the same session as the British, with whom he shared a cage in the courtroom.

It is not known whether Pinner or Aslin have submitted requests to the ECtHR.

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