A British prisoner of war captured by Russian troops in Ukraine who was previously sentenced to death by pro-Russia officials has now been released and reunited with his family.
Shaun Pinner, 48 has been reunited with his family after returning from Ukrainian captivity today (September 22). Shaun along with others captured by Russian troops – Aiden Aslin John Harding, Dylan Healy, and Andrew Hill – were released in an exchange between Russia and Ukraine.
Shaun was found guilty of “terrorism” by a court in the Russian-occupied east of Ukraine. He is a former resident of Watford, who moved to Ukraine in 2018 and subsequently enlisted in the Ukrainian armed forces.
According to Russian official media source RIA Novosti, Pinner was sentenced to death on June 9 together with his Aiden Aslin and Moroccon national, Brahim Saadoune, after they were charged with serving as “mercenaries” for Ukraine.
They were captured in Mariupol while fighting with Ukrainian forces, according to footage shown on Russian television.
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