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Mother of UK soldier in Ukraine ‘detained by Russians’ calls for his release

A British man combating for the Ukrainian military has been taken captive by Russian forces, based on reviews.

Images on Russian tv appeared to point out Aiden Aslin, 28, from Nottinghamshire, being led round in handcuffs with a minimize on his brow.

His mom Ang Wood, of Balderton, Nottinghamshire, advised the Telegraph she believes the photographs had been authentic as a consequence of a tattoo on her son’s arm that stated “Happy Days”.

(PA Graphics)

(PA Graphics)

She known as on the Russian authorities to deal with her son as a prisoner of conflict in accordance with worldwide guidelines.

Ms Wood advised the Telegraph she was “in bits”, including: “I now hold Vladimir Putin to the terms of the Geneva Convention. Aiden is a serving member of the Ukrainian armed forces and as such is a prisoner of war and must be treated with humanity.

“It already looks like he has been beaten up. It is time now for the British Government to get involved and help secure Aiden’s release.”

It is known the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office continues to be working to confirm the reviews of Mr Aslin’s seize and that its capability to offer consular providers in Ukraine is severely restricted because of the battle.

But officers count on any detainees to be handled “in accordance with international law”.

The Telegraph reported Mr Aslin enlisted in the Ukrainian military in 2018 and that he had beforehand fought towards the so-called Islamic State in Syria.

Footage broadcast in Russia instructed he had been captured following combating in Mariupol.

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