Britons sentenced to death for fighting Russian forces in Ukraine – BBC News

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Two British men have been sentenced to death after being captured by Russian forces while fighting in Ukraine.

Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner have been accused of being foreign mercenaries and were tried in a Russian proxy court – which is not internationally recognised.

The families of the two men, who could face death by firing squad, have said they need urgent access to medical and legal help.

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