Supreme Court of the Donetsk People’s Republic British ‘mercenaries’ sentenced to death Aiden Aslin, 28, from Nottinghamshire, Shaun Benner, 48, from Bedfordshire, and Saoudoun Ibrahim, a Moroccan national, are fighting in the Ukrainian army. Russian agencies announce this.
Pro-Russians accuse the army of being “mercenaries” but the families of the British, according to the BBC, say they were in the Ukrainian army. Both Britons serve in the Ukrainian armed forces, and the BBC also explains that the UK has made it clear that they should be considered prisoners of war who should not be prosecuted for their participation in hostilities. The judgment handed down by the Donetsk Court today, which is not internationally recognized, is the first instance judgment that the accused can appeal.
British and Moroccan “mercenaries” sentenced to death by the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic have the right to ask for pardon. This was reported by the court of pro-Russian separatists, according to reports from TASS.
Boris Johnson’s governmentdeeply concernedAs for the death sentence handed down by a court in the self-proclaimed pro-Russian Donetsk Republic to British “mercenaries” and a Moroccan soldier. We have said many times that they are prisoners of war, and they should not be. They have been exploited for political purposes and that they are entitled to “immunity under the Geneva Convention,” a Downing Street spokesperson commented. Not without adding that London continues to “work with the Ukrainian authorities to ensure the treatment of prisoners of war for every British ‘citizen’ enlisted in the Kyiv forces.”
The Secretary of State, Liz Truss, has expressed her “full condemnation” of the death sentences handed down to Aiden Aslin and Sean Boehner, two former British soldiers identified as “mercenaries” in the service of Kyiv’s forces by a “pro-Russian court”. who are holding them in eastern Ukraine.” “They are prisoners of war, The accused in a show trial which have absolutely no legitimacy,” Boris Johnson’s government foreign minister insisted: “My thoughts are to them and their families, and we will continue to do everything we can to support them.”
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No agreement on wheat – in Ankara No agreement reached On the export of Ukrainian grain shipments through the Black Sea, this was stated by Kremlin spokesman Peskov. UN Secretary-General Guterres pressed: “An agreement is needed to allow the safe export of food produced in Ukraine through the Black Sea,” which is “necessary for hundreds of millions of people.” Moscow is blackmailing the West: Wheat cannot leave unless sanctions are lifted.
Speaking to young Russian businessmen, Putin warned that Russia “will not fall. In the same trap as the Soviet UnionAnd its economy will remain open. He added that the challenge facing the country today is to “return and strengthen.”
“Out of Russia from FAO” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking to the Ministerial Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, requested Russia’s exclusion from the FAOThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, headquartered in Rome. “There can be no discussions of expanding Russia’s membership in the Food and Agriculture Organization. What would Russia’s place be if it caused a famine of at least 400 million people, if not more than a billion?” , he said, speaking via video link at the Ministerial Conference in Paris. , this year headed by Italy.
While the clashes continue: chemical factory bombed Azot in Severodonetsk, where about 800 civilians took refuge. The United Nations is almost talking Five million refugees Ukrainians in Europe.
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Bombs on a refugee with 800 civilians – The Russian army bombed twice yesterday evening and until last night the Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk, where about 800 civilians, 200 employees and about 600 residents took refuge. At least two workshops were hit, one of them producing ammonia. This was stated by the head of the Lugansk Regional Military Administration Sergey Gaidai, Ukrinform reported, but there is no information on the fate of civilians. Inside the plant there are also some Ukrainian military units that, according to the pro-Russian fighters, were to withdraw after the attack of the Moscow army.
Western long-range weapons Ukraine can “clear (Russian forces) Severodonetsk in two or three days”. Lugansk regional military commander Sergei Gaidai wrote this on Telegram, explaining that at the moment the Union army is aggressively attacking the industrial zone and it is impossible to evacuate the population.
UN Appeal – “The Russian invasion of Ukraine must stop. But for that to happen, we need immediate action: 1. We need to stabilize global food and energy markets. 2. We need to make resources available immediately to help the poorest countries and communities”: the UN Secretary-General wrote United States, Antonio Guterres, in a tweet.
5 million refugees Nearly five million Ukrainians have been registered in Europe since the start of the war, according to figures from the United Nations refugee agency, according to the Guardian. A total of 4,816,923 Ukrainians have been registered as refugees in 44 European countries since February 24, according to an update by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. But a much larger number will have already left the country: the data shows that as of June 7, more than 7.3 million cases of border crossings outside Ukraine were recorded. Another 2.3 million transit cases to return to the country were recorded. Women and children account for 90% of those who fled abroad, as Ukrainian men between the ages of 18 and 60 are eligible for military service and cannot leave. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said the war in Ukraine “has caused one of the world’s largest human displacement crises”.
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