Russia suspects captured British ‘mercenaries’ were in fact working for Intelligence.

SECOND BRITISH MERCENARY CAPTURED IN MARIUPOL (VIDEO)

Second British Mercenary Captured In Mariupol (Video)

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Another British Mercenary has been captured by the Russian military and the armed forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic in the city of Mariupol.

On April 16, Russian journalist Andrey Rudenko shared a video of the captured mercenary who was identified as Shaun Pinner. In the video Shaun Pinner, 48, says that he was fighting in the ranks of the 36th Marine Brigade’s 1st Battalion.

“I was fighting in Mariupol for five-six weeks and now I’m in Donetsk People’s Republic,” Peter says.

Shaun, who moved to Mariupol four years ago, was videoed fighting with Ukrainians forces at the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.

In March, Shaun was wounded by shrapnel from a Russian tank round while fighting alongside Ukrainian forces and other mercenaries in Mariupol.

Shaun, originally from Bedfordshire, is a former service member of the British military. He reportedly served in the ranks of the Royal Anglian Regiment and fought in Bosnia in 1994. The British mercenary also fought in Syria alongside the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

Second British Mercenary Captured In Mariupol (Video)

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Second British Mercenary Captured In Mariupol (Video)

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The Russian Investigation Committee said that Shaun, who now says he just wants to return Home, will be questioned by Russian investigators.

“The investigation will definitely question another mercenary caught in Mariupol,” the committee said.

The first British mercenary to be captured by Russia and DPR forces was Aiden Aslin, 28. Just like Shaun, Aslin was fighting in the ranks the 36th Marine Brigade. He also fought with the YPG in Syria before moving to Ukraine. The past of Shaun and Aslin indelicate that they are not mercenaries, but British intelligence officers.

Second British Mercenary Captured In Mariupol (Video)

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Second British Mercenary Captured In Mariupol (Video)

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Second British Mercenary Captured In Mariupol (Video)

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It’s worth noting that the passports of two American mercenaries, or more likely intelligence officers, who were killed in action were found in Mariupol very recently.

Second British Mercenary Captured In Mariupol (Video)

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Second British Mercenary Captured In Mariupol (Video)

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Currently, the remaining Ukrainian forces and foreign mercenaries, estimated to be no more than 2,500, are besieged in the Azovstal steel plant by the Russian military and the armed forces of the DPR. Unconditional surrender appears to be their only way out of Mariupol alive.

https://southfront.org/second-british-mercenary-captured-in-mariupol-video/

TAP – These two, Aslin and Pinner, clearly have a lot of information which Russia would appreciate knowing.  The fact they are being put on display shows they are not likely to be executed as spies, and if they sing, they are of value to Russian intelligence, and to the Russian propaganda effort.  It would seem pretty obvious that they keep turning up in war zones embedded in other armies that they are NATO intelligence assets.  NATO might try to terminate them, but I doubt Russia would want them silenced.

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