British soldiers Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin, who were taken prisoner by Russia during the Ukraine war and were sentenced to death, were released during a prisoner exchange last day. The soldiers, who returned to England to live with their families, told the British press about their experiences during their captivity.
Russiaof prisoner The 48-year-old, whom the Donestsk People’s Republic (DPR) sentenced to death, was Shaun Pinner and 28 years old Aiden Aslin Ukraine He became one of the most talked about figures of the war.
Russia’s capture and execution of British citizens fighting for Ukraine, ‘Policy of squeezing the West’ Both Britain and Ukraine had spent months trying to free the two captured soldiers.
FREEDOM IN POWER EXCHANGE
It was learned that British soldiers Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin were among the 215 prisoners released in the prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine in the past days.
Soldiers sentenced to death in June returned to their countries in September.
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“JUST STALE BREAD AND DIRTY WATER…I LIVED THE HELL ON THE EARTH”
Shaun Pinner, 48, a former soldier, said in his first interview with British media after returning to his country, “I’ve been through hell on earth. I’m lucky to be back home” said.
Russian soldiers food Stating that he only gave stale bread and dirty water for her, Pinner claimed that she was tortured with a knife and electricity.
TORTURE WITH POP MUSIC… THEY PLAYED THE SAME SONG FOR 24 HOURS
The British soldier, who said that the Russians tortured himself with pop music by playing the same song for 24 hours, constantly ABBA’s ‘Mamma Mia’ He said he listened to the song.
Pinner explained that he was transferred to another place after the death penalty was clarified. “The conditions were better there, but the musical torture continued. The song playing this time was ‘Believe’ by Cher.” said.
The soldier who is now with his family at his home in Potton, England “The last six months have been the worst days of my life, I cried a lot. We had to hold on to some kind of hope, but that’s how I survived. I never want to listen to ABBA songs or see a loaf of bread again.” class=”medianet-inline-adv”>
“I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD GO LIVE”
Shaun Pinner’s fateful friend Aiden Aslin stated that he played Soviet songs 24 hours a day in his small cell.
“I never thought I’d get out of here alive” said Aslin, “I couldn’t cry during the five months I was held captive. I wanted to cry when I heard about the death penalty, but I couldn’t. What I went through was literally a matter of life and death.” used the phrases.
“DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? I AM YOUR DEATH”
The 28-year-old soldier, originally from Newark, joined the Ukrainian Marine Corps in 2018. Surrendering after running out of food and ammunition during the siege of Mariupol in April, Aslin was taken to the Donetsk People’s Republic, where he was brutally beaten.
Explaining that when he regained consciousness, he saw a Russian soldier smoking a cigarette, Aslin said;
“The soldier came in front of me and bent over me. ‘Do you know who I am’ she asked. ‘No’ I said and told me in Russian ‘I am your death’ said.
Pointing at my back with the knife in his handk ‘Did you see what I did to you?’ said. That’s when I realized he had stabbed me.
then to me ‘Do you want a quick death or a nice death?’ she asked. I replied in Russian and ‘A quick death’ I said. He smiled and ‘No, you will have a beautiful death. I’ll make sure it’s a beautiful death’ said.”
ABRAMOVICH ALLEGATION IN THE ENGLISH PRESSclass=”medianet-inline-adv”>
While the two soldiers released by Russia are now trying to return to their normal lives, the British press claimed that Roman Abramovich, the former owner of Chelsea Football Club, played an important role in the prisoner exchange in question.