The two British volunteer fighters who surrendered to Russian forces will be executed with British guns and British bullets, a prominent Moscow MP has claimed.
Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, along with a Moroccan Sadun Brahim, 21, will meet the fate that one Kremlin TV loyalist called a ‘mockery’, according to nationalist MP Aleksey Zhuravlyov, deputy chairman of the Russian parliament’s defence committee.
The bullets will then be sent to the families of the executed men who will be ‘told to buy them in roubles’, Zhuravlyov went on to claim.
Aslin and Pinner are to appeal against their death penalty sentences by firing squad after receiving written copies of their verdicts.
They were convicted in a sham trial unrecognised internationally held in the Donetsk People’s Republic [DPR], a Kremlin puppet state.
The three foreign fighters all surrendered in the besieged and devastated port city of Mariupol last month when the last of the Ukrainian forces hold up in the sprawling Azovstal steel plant finally laid down their arms.
Nationalist MP Aleksey Zhuravlyov has claimed that the DPR intends to execute Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin with British weapons and bullets
Shaun Pinner, 48, (centre) and Aiden Aslin, 28, (left) along with a Moroccan Sadun Brahim, 21, surrendered in the besieged and devastated port city of Mariupol last month when the last of the Ukrainian forces hold up in the sprawling Azovstal steel plant finally laid down their arms
In a TV rant on Rossiya 1 state TV, Zhuravlyov (right) said ‘all those b******s who came here from Britain must be eliminated’, referring to Aslin (left), Moroccan Sadun Brahim (centre left), and Pinner (centre right)
Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, (pictured) were sentenced to death by firing squad last week by a rogue court in the ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’,
The kangaroo court accused them of being mercenaries, despite being regular soldiers in the Ukrainian army (Pictured: Aiden Aslin serving in the British army)
Another British detainee Andrew Hill, 35, a father of four from Plymouth, has also been warned to expect the death penalty when his verdict is handed down.
Britain is seeking clemency and their release, possibly in a prisoner swap, but now Zhuravlyov told Rossiya 1 state TV that the DPR intends to execute them with British weapons and bullets.
Then their relatives will be told to buy the bullets, and pay for them in roubles – the Russian currency.
‘I like the way the DPR is performing their international obligations,’ Zhuravlyov said.
‘As I was told…the shooting will be performed with a British weapon, and a British bullet.
‘And then this bullet will be sent to the British relatives who will be made to pay for it. In roubles…converting from pounds.’
Nationalist MP Aleksey Zhuravlyov, deputy chairman of the Russian parliament’s defence committee, who launched an unhinged rant against foreign fighters in Ukraine, Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky
TV anchor Olga Skabeyeva, also known as Putin’s ‘Iron Doll’, was in full agreement with Zhuravlyov’s rant
Russian state television is notorious for being propaganda mouthpieces for the Kremlin, saying out loud what they are thinking
Kremlin-loyalist TV anchor Yevgeny Popov intervened to say this was ‘a mockery’.
But the hardline MP hit back: ‘Why mockery? No mockery, we need just to finish these b******ds off.
‘Without any negotiations. No need even to mock them.
‘I saw what they are doing with my own eyes, personally.
‘So I have no mercy for them.
‘All those b******ds who came here from Britain must be eliminated.
‘Do you want them to be liquidated with your British weapon?
‘They will be eliminated with a British weapon.
‘The DPR and LPR [Luhansk People’s Republic] have sufficient captured trophies.
‘So when the [West] send mercenaries here, they must understand clearly, where they go.’
In another outburst, Zhuravlyov was involved in an exchange with propagandist TV presenter Olga Skabeyeva, aka Putin’s ‘Iron Doll’, who claimed that Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelensky were both drug addicts.
Shaun Pinner with wife Larysa, who now faces execution by firing squad after surrendering to Russian forces in Ukraine
British fighter Aiden Aslin will, along with Pinner, appeal the death sentence handed down to him by the kangaroo court in the DPR
Russian television propagandists Yevgeny Popov and Olga Skabeyeva, who are a married couple, regularly regale Russian audiences with hate-filled rants
Head of Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin. He oversees Russia’s new ‘Satan’ Sarmat nuclear missiles, which Russian state TV continually threatens the UK with
Zhuravlyov said of the West: ‘They, the b******s, are supplying weapons…
‘There should definitely be a strike against the centre of cocaine-taking. Mandatory…’
Skabeyeva asked if he meant Kyiv or London.
The leaders of both were ‘drug addicts’, she alleged, mentioning Johnson by name.
Such allegations against Zelensky are almost commonplace on Russian propaganda TV.
Zhuravlyov told her: ‘I so much like the way you think….’
Fellow Putin cheerleader Vladimir Solovyov once more threatened the use of Sarmat hypersonic missiles – known as Satan-2 – against the West.
‘They are now creating a separate military union,’ he told viewers.
‘That is the Baltic states, Poland, UK – separate.
‘Apparently they can’t lure France, Italy and Germany, so they say ‘Never mind, we will fight with these, they will get involved in military actions, and then the rest of NATO has to.’
He demanded: ‘It’s time to call [Dmitry] Rogozin, [Russia’s space chief]’ before adding lyrically that ‘the Sarmats are flying high’.