He mentioned: “I’m Shaun Pinner. I’m a citizen of the UK. I used to be captured in Mariupol.
“I’m a part of thirty sixth brigade, 1st Battalion Ukrainian Marine.
“I used to be preventing in Mariupol for 5 to 6 weeks and now I’m within the Donetsk Individuals’s Republic.”
Mr Pinner, who beforehand served within the Royal Anglian Routine, was preventing as a “contract soldier” alongside Ukrainian forces.
He was proven on a navy TV channel linked to warfare journalist Andrey Rudenko.
He reportedly informed the Russian navy: “He would not need warfare and desires to go residence.”
It was introduced on Saturday that Mr Pinner is about to be interrogated by the Russian Investigative Committee.
Within the TV broadcast, he was described as “an English mercenary who served within the thirty sixth brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Marines as a stormtrooper and is now in captivity.
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Mr Aslin, 28, joined the Ukrainian marines 4 years in the past.
He has twin UK-Ukrainian citizenship and a Ukrainian fiancee.
Nevertheless, Russian forces have reportedly dubbed him an enemy relatively than a prisoner of warfare.
This is a vital distinction as, underneath Russian regulation, these suspected of espionage face interrogation and prolonged jail sentences.
Whereas PoWs are launched on the finish of hostilities, convicted spies might stay behind bars, presumably till an change of brokers may be organized.
TV reporter Andrey Rudenko mentioned in a Russian information broadcast that Mr Aslin was an English mercenary “used [by the West] to carry out varied delicate duties”, including: “I’m certain he’ll have the ability to make clear the actions of Western intelligence businesses in Ukraine.”
Mr Aslin, who’s from Newark, Nottinghamshire, was proven on TV along with his face bruised.
It’s believed he’s being held in a navy detention facility.
Footage additionally confirmed him being questioned by certainly one of his captors off digital camera and he seems to agree with the suggestion that “those that stood with you [in Ukraine], they’re killers”.