Ukraine LIVE: ‘Time is running out’ Horror as captured Brit said execution will proceed | World | News

A captured Briton, sentenced to death in Donestk, has been informed that his execution will proceed.

Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, were captured while fighting in Mariupol after their unit surrendered.

The “Supreme Court” of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donestk then convicted them of “violent seizure of power” and told them to expect execution by firing squad after pleading guilty to mercenary and terrorist activities.

On Wednesday night, Aslin’s family told the BBC that his captors had informed him that the UK government had not attempted to negotiate on his behalf.

Pamela Hall, Aslin’s grandmother, said he told her family over the phone that her captors said her “time was running out”.

She said: “There are no words, just words, it must be everyone’s worst nightmare to have a member of their family threatened in this way.

“Aiden was extremely upset when he called his mother this morning. The bottom line is that Aiden said the DPR told him that no one from the UK made contact and that he will be executed.”

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