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Russia Broadcasts Video Of Captured ‘Britons’ Urging Boris Johnson To Negotiate Release

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Moscow:

Russian state TV broadcast a video Monday of what it described as “Britons” captured preventing for Ukraine demanding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson negotiate their launch.

The two haggard-looking males recognized as British nationals, Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin, requested to be exchanged for Viktor Medvedchuk, a rich Ukrainian businessman near President Vladimir Putin, who was not too long ago arrested within the pro-Western nation.

The broadcast didn’t specify the place or by whom — Russian forces or Moscow’s separatist allies in jap Ukraine — the 2 males had been being held.

The recordings had been offered as interviews with journalist Andrei Rudenko, of the Russian state broadcaster, VGTRK.

In the clip, Rudenko exhibits the 2 males a video revealed final week by Oksana Marchenko, Medvedchuk’s spouse, who demanded her husband’s alternate for the 2 Britons.

The detainees then requested in English to be exchanged for the businessman.

Aslin’s mom had appealed for his launch in an interview with the British Daily Telegraph newspaper revealed on Friday.

The girl, Ang Wood, mentioned that she had recognised her 28-year-old son from a Russian broadcast due to his distinctive tattoo.

“Aiden is a serving member of the Ukrainian armed forces, and as such is a prisoner of war and must be treated with humanity,” Wood was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

In movies circulating on social media and carrying the brand of Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT, the younger man appeared to suggest that Ukraine is prolonging the battle.

It was not clear whether or not the boys had been compelled to talk within the movies.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had proposed to alternate Medvedchuk, 67, for Ukrainians at the moment being held in Russia.

Asked a couple of potential alternate final week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confused that Medvedchuk was “not a Russian citizen” and mentioned he didn’t know if he needed Moscow to intrude in his case.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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