Russia: Mercenaries Deserve the Death Penalty, Unlike the Ukrainian Military

- 14 June 2022 18:11 WIB
Illustration. Battle tank on field in the daytime. Kevin Schmid/Unsplash
Illustration. Battle tank on field in the daytime. Kevin Schmid/Unsplash

“My thoughts are with the family. We continue to do everything we can to support them," she said.

The shocking court ruling comes after prisoners of war were led to believe that a maximum sentence of 40 years behind bars was the most likely sentence.

Russian state-backed media outlet NIA Novosti claims that investigations determined the men took part in Ukraine's armed aggression to forcibly seize power in the House of Representatives for prizes.

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The three men were arrested in Mariupol in mid-April, with Pinner and Aslin along with fellow Briton Andrew Hill, 35, paraded in front of Russian TV cameras in violation of the Geneva Conventions.

At the time, Russian Major General Igor Konashenkov said mercenaries were not fighters.

"The mercenaries who arrive in Ukraine are not fighters, the best thing that awaits them is a long sentence in prison," he said.

British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said the Foreign Office would fight to get its citizens off the death penalty as mercenaries.

This article was translated from a article entitled “Rusia: Tentara Bayaran Bukan Pejuang dan Layak Dihukum Mati, Beda hal Bila Militer Ukraina

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