A British man who has been fighting in Ukraine has been captured by Russian troops in the besieged city of Mariupol.
The Times reported that former care worker Aiden Aslin, 28, had moved to Ukraine in 2018 and said that he and the Ukrainian marines he is fighting with has run out of supplies.
Aiden Aslin the British Volunteer fought side by side with Kurdish fighters in Rojava against ISIS terrorists and now he is in Mariupol fighting against Kaderov terrorists . We wish him best and hopefully he is safe.https://t.co/FUxPd4mPKt pic.twitter.com/CclHLnsK2Z
— ibn al kurdi (@shadpola) April 10, 2022
Aslin said in a social media reads, “We’ve gotten word from Johnny. It’s been 48 days, we tried our best to defend Mariupol but we have no choice but to surrender to Russian forces.
“We have no food and no ammunition.
“It’s been a pleasure everyone, I hope this war ends soon.”
BREAKING: The family of a British man fighting in Mariupol have told the BBC he called them to say his unit are having to surrender to Russian forces.“They put up one hell of a fight” Aiden Aslin’s mother said “he called me and said they had no weapons left” pic.twitter.com/U9TcgQuk0s
— Emma Vardy (@EmmaVardyTV) April 12, 2022
The statement continued, “We’re putting this out after direct consultation with his family. Until we’re told otherwise we’ll continue working on sharing the facts of the war.
“Hope for a prisoner exchange.”
Aslin who is from Nottinghamshire has now served four years with the Ukrainian armed forces was due to get married this Spring to his Ukrainian girlfriend.