Vladimir Putin Calls Himself Modern Peter The Great: The war between Russia and Ukraine continues. Two British nationals fighting for Ukraine and a Moroccan national were sentenced to death by Russian-backed rebels on Thursday. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin compared himself to the 17th century Russian emperor Peter the Great. At the same time, he spoke about the country’s need to take back the area and defend itself. The court of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic sentenced three people to death for taking violent actions to overthrow the government. He was also convicted of military activity and terrorism.
Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported that the three accused, Aiden Aslin, Sean Piner and Saudun Brahim, would be sentenced to death by shooting and had a month to appeal the verdict. The separatists claimed they were three mercenaries who did not qualify for protection under the POW.
Death sentence for 3 soldiers fighting for Ukraine
At the same time, the families of Aiden Aslin and Sean Piner said that both have been living in Ukraine since 2018 and are long-serving personnel in the Ukrainian army. All three were fighting on behalf of Ukraine. Pinner and Aslin surrendered in mid-April to pro-Russian forces in the southern port city of Mariupol, while Brahim surrendered in mid-March in the eastern city of Volnovkha.
What will happen to another British national arrested?
Earlier, the Russian army said that foreigners fighting for Ukraine on rent are not soldiers and should expect a longer sentence if caught. Meanwhile, another British national, Andrew Hill, arrested by pro-Russian forces, awaits a hearing. Let us tell you that since February 24, there is a continuous war between Russia and Ukraine. Many cities of Ukraine have been destroyed in the Russian attack.
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