• Captured British nationals fighting in the Ukrainian military against Russia will appeal death sentences

    British citizens Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, both of whom were captured by pro-Russian separatists last month in Mariupol, Ukraine, will appeal their death sentences, according to Russia state-owned TASS news agency.

    On June 9th, Aslin, Pinner, and a Moroccan national, Saadun Brahim, were handed death sentences by a tribunal in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, which now controls the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. The three were captured while defending the city.

    The three …

  • Kremlin ‘can’t rule out’ death penalty for captured Americans

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that Russia “can’t rule out” a possible death penalty for two captured Americans who were fighting in Ukraine.

    Referring to Alexander J. Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Huynh, 27, both U.S. military veterans from Alabama who were recently captured by the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Peskov reiterated the Kremlin line that Moscow does not control the judicial system in the separatist republic.

    “We can’t rule anything out, because these are court …

  • DPR head Pushilin says Azov commanders were taken to Russia

    The head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, confirmed that the commanders of the Azov regiment, who were captured at Azovstal plant in Mariupol, were taken to Russia.

    "Our investigators have done their work in DPR, now Russian specialists are working on it. Comprehensive information should be gathered in preparation for the tribunal. Its first stage will take place before the end of the summer, this is for sure," Pushilin said on the air of the TV channel Russia 24. …

  • European Court of Human Rights tells Russia to halt execution of captured Moroccan fighter in Ukraine

    The European Court of Human Rights ordered Russia to stop the execution of Brahim Saadoun, a Moroccan national who was captured in April and was handed a death sentence last week in a court in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

    Saadoun, 21, and two British citizens, Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, were accused of working as foreign mercenaries. All three had officially enlisted in the Ukrainian armed forces.

    The European court made the intervention after a representative for …

  • US State Department says China on wrong side of history for backing Russia

    After Chinese President Xi Jinping declared his support for Russia’s “sovereignty and security” during a Wednesday phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the US State Department said countries siding with the Kremlin over the invasion of Ukraine will be “on the wrong side of history”, the Washington Post reported.

    Xi said China is “willing to work with Russia to continue supporting each other on their respective core interests concerning sovereignty and security,” according to …