Second Brit captured fighting in Ukraine paraded on Russian TV

The footage of Shaun Pinner, 48, comes days after images emerged of a bruised and handcuffed Brit, Aiden Aslin

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A second Brit who has been captured during the Ukraine war has been paraded on Russian TV.

Shaun Pinner, 48, was serving in the 36th Marine Brigade before being forced to surrender following a reported lack of supplies.

And a video aired on state-run channel NTV showed only the top half of Mr Pinner, who didn’t seem to have any visible injuries.

According to NTV, Mr Pinner said: “We were in the industrial zone of Mariupol. A decision was made to leave the area but I cannot say exactly where to.

“We started to move at four o’clock on Tuesday. We took the wounded with us. Mortar and artillery fire started and there was panic.

“My commander seemed to disappear. We were abandoned. I don’t know what happened to the injured or the bodies of the dead.”

Missile strikes continue across Ukraine
Missile strikes continue across Ukraine
Fellow Brit, Aiden Aslin has also been captured by Russian troops
Fellow Brit, Aiden Aslin has also been captured by Russian troops

The video comes just days after a fellow Brit, Aiden Aslin was pictured handcuffed and bruised after also being captured by Russian troops.

Aslin, 28, joined the Ukrainian marines in 2018 and had been fighting with his unit in the besieged south-eastern city of Mariupol.

A statement from Mr Aslin’s family said he was “not a volunteer nor a mercenary”.

While Mr Pinner’s family added: “Shaun is a much-loved, well-intentioned husband, son, father, brother and friend to many.

“We are hoping for a quick resolution to allow Shaun and Aiden to return safely and we ask for privacy at this difficult time. Our hearts go out to all those caught up in this horrific conflict.”

A former colleague of both Mr Pinner and Mr Aslin, Jayson Pihajlic told GB News how the pair's capture was “devastating”.

He added: “They saw the eastern front of Ukraine as the next standhold for democracy.

“The both see themselves as the quite the standard bairers for democracy.”