Another British soldier (48) arrested and his family begging Moscow for humane treatment

Screenshot from Shaun Pinner’s video broadcast on Russian TV. © Twitter

Another British soldier fell into Russian hands in the besieged port city of Mariupol. This is evidenced by a video published by the Russian army, about which British media wrote.


Sean Benner, 48, was in the hard-hit city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine. served according to daily Mail Previously in the Royal Anglican Infantry Regiment of the British Army. Now he fought for Kyiv, because his wife is Ukrainian.

The man’s family is concerned after the Russians released a video of Pinner in captivity this weekend. They are calling on the army and Moscow to abide by the Geneva Convention.

“I fought in Mariupol for five to six weeks, and now I am in the Donetsk People’s Republic,” Benner said in a modified propaganda video. He looks tired in the pictures. In a conversation with a Russian, he was told that he had been sent away like cannon fire by the Ukrainian Army Command to be honored as a hero later. Evidence for this has not been provided. “You know more than me,” Benner replies.

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“Sean enjoyed the Ukrainian way of life,” the family said in a statement from the United Kingdom. “He has considered Ukraine his adopted country for the past four years. During that time, he has met his Ukrainian wife who is very focused on the humanitarian needs of the country.”

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“He was part of the Ukrainian Marines and a proud member of his unit. His three-year contract will expire at the end of 2022 and he plans to play a humanitarian role in Ukraine. They work with the family of 28-year-old Briton Aiden Aslin, who was also In Mariupol, he was arrested by Russian forces last week. Aslin also appeared – badly damaged – on Russian photos

Benner already knew that this day might come, as he said in an interview with Mail previous january. The Russians will treat us differently if we are captured because we are British. It’s always on my mind, that I’m going to get caught.”

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