被俄羅斯軍隊關押在烏克蘭的英國人獲釋

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被俄羅斯軍隊關押在烏克蘭的英國人獲釋

特拉斯女士說,這一消息結束了 "他們和他們的家人幾個月的不確定性和痛苦"。

在與烏克蘭軍隊作戰時被俘的艾登-阿斯林和約翰-哈丁是獲釋的英國人之一。

阿斯林女士的當地議員羅伯特-詹里克在一條推特上說。"艾登的歸來為艾登在紐瓦克的愛家帶來了幾個月痛苦的不確定性,他們在艾登的虛假審判中每天都在忍受痛苦,但從未失去希望。當他們再次作為一個家庭團結在一起時,他們終於可以得到安寧"。

他曾與來自貝德福德郡的48歲的肖恩-平納一起被關押在東南部城市馬里烏波爾作戰時。

兩人都在自我宣布的頓涅茨克人民共和國接受了審判,並被告知他們將面臨死刑判決。

來自桑德蘭的哈丁先生是其他幾個等待審判的人之一。

據了解,一名在烏克蘭提供人道主義援助的英國人迪倫-希利也被俄羅斯支持的部隊關押。

沙特阿拉伯在一份聲明中說,作為 "俄羅斯和烏克蘭之間戰俘交換的一部分",摩洛哥、美國、瑞典和克羅地亞國民也已獲釋。

特拉斯女士感謝烏克蘭總統沃洛基米爾-澤倫斯基 "為確保釋放被拘留者所做的努力,以及沙特阿拉伯的援助"。

她補充說:"俄羅斯必須停止為政治目的無情地利用戰俘和被拘留的平民"。

英國政府沒有公布有關這些英國國民和導致他們獲釋的過程的細節。


The news ended "months of uncertainty and suffering for them and their families", Ms Truss said.

Aiden Aslin and John Harding who were captured while fighting with Ukraine forces were among the Britons released.

Ms Aslin's local MP Robert Jenrick said in a tweet: "Aiden's return brings to an end months of agonising uncertainty for Aiden's loving family in Newark who suffered every day of Aiden's sham trial but never lost hope. As they are united as a family once more, they can finally be at peace."

He had been held with Shaun Pinner, 48, from Bedfordshire, while fighting in the south-eastern city of Mariupol.

Both men had been put on trial in the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic and told they faced the death sentence.

Mr Harding from Sunderland was one of several others who were awaiting trial.

A British man providing humanitarian assistance in Ukraine, Dylan Healy, is also known to have been held by Russian-backed forces.

In a statement, Saudi Arabia said Moroccan, US, Swedish and Croatian nationals had also been freed as "part of an exchange of POWs between Russia and Ukraine".

Ms Truss thanked Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky "for his efforts to secure the release of detainees, and Saudi Arabia for their assistance".

She added: "Russia must end the ruthless exploitation of prisoners of war and civilian detainees for political ends."

Details about the British nationals and the process that led to their release were not released by the UK government.

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