SVPressa: The British authorities discovered itself in a troublesome scenario due to the British mercenaries who had been captured within the Donbass, who had been supplied to be exchanged for the top of the political council of the Ukrainian celebration “Opposition Platform – For Life” Viktor Medvedchuk . This opinion was expressed by a former senior British diplomat, member of the Home of Lords Peter Ricketts .
“This created a extremely troublesome drawback for the federal government. British residents have been strongly suggested to not journey to Ukraine and have been instructed that the federal government won’t be able to assist in the event that they discover themselves in a troublesome scenario, ”he stated on Sky Information.
On the similar time, Ricketts believes that the British prisoners, who requested Prime Minister Boris Johnson to change them for Medvedchuk, spoke beneath strain.
“And Russia is utilizing this chance to power the UK authorities to place strain on President Zelensky ,” he stated.
The British politician didn’t make any predictions in regards to the official response of London, whereas noting that the ultimate choice will stay with the President of Ukraine.
Earlier, two British prisoners turned to Boris Johnson with a request to facilitate their change for Medvedchuk.
“Mr Boris Johnson, my title is Sean Pinner . So far as I do know, Viktor Medvedchuk is being held in custody, and Aiden Eslin and I wish to be exchanged for him. We might be pleased about your assist on this matter. They deal with me nicely, I perceive the place I’m in. We’re fed and given water. I ask you, by myself behalf and on behalf of Aiden Eslin, to facilitate an change for Medvedchuk, ”the captured Briton requested.
Methods to perceive such a response of London? Britain refused to just accept mercenaries, which suggests to acknowledge participation within the struggle? However everyone knows completely nicely that she is concerned, there may be a number of proof for that …
– And what in regards to the recognition or non-recognition by Britain of its participation within the struggle towards the Russian Federation? In any case, she just isn’t going to acknowledge something, and she or he just isn’t concerned about Russia’s opinion, – Vladimir Lepekhin, director of the EAEU Institute , is bound .
– As well as, each British mercenary gave a subscription (earlier than leaving for Ukraine) that he had no claims towards Her Majesty’s authorities.
“SP”: – Does this imply that these folks shouldn’t have any worth for London in any respect? Or vice versa – they will inform loads, as a result of London pretends that it doesn’t want them, in order to not provoke an elevated curiosity in them from the Russian particular companies?
“It doesn’t matter what the mercenaries know or what they will inform. In any case, it’s Britain, not Russia, that shapes public opinion within the West.
“SP”: – Will Britain attempt to pull them out? How?
– Britain won’t particularly pressure. It’s not the primary time that her mercenaries are caught collaborating in hostilities in any nation. And it doesn’t change something.
If he tries to change it, for whom? The choice to change for Medvedchuk is clearly not for him to take. Who else can change?
I repeat as soon as once more: in Britain there is no such thing as a such factor as “our mercenary”. Every mercenary, being a local of the UK, provides a subscription stating that he has been a no one for the reason that second he participated within the army operation.
“SP”: – What ought to we do with the captured mercenaries? Decide and jail? Will the West howl about this? Or is it vital to sentence, after which instantly change?
– Nobody within the West will howl for his or her lifeless. Deal with them like consumables. We are able to solely speak about top-level officers, and even then not in such circumstances as Ukraine … However we have to deal harshly with mercenaries – solely Kolyma and for all times. They should go away their lives solely so as to later change for our prisoners within the proportions of two of our army or civilians for one overseas mercenary.
– The Russian media shouldn’t have given a platform to the captured English mercenaries, – political scientist Andrey Milyuk is satisfied .
– Allow them to go to the stage to stitch mittens for the Arctic Circle and write tearful letters from there within the normal order
The momentary want of our propagandists is comprehensible – to put off the British, to indicate their helplessness. Tears of kin – some lanky provincial British, good and sort folks – towards the dry refusals of cynical London politicians, warmongers all over the world. However you must suppose not less than one step forward.
The thought is being imposed on Russian society that our nation ought to rescue Medvedchuk from captivity, that he’s our man. I don’t suppose this quantity will work.
With this overseas rabble that flooded Ukraine, all these adventurers and Instagram warriors, one shouldn’t stand on ceremony. Many got here as if on a safari, reveling in unpunished violence – allow them to really feel that they are going to be double-demanded. As soon as they hit the Yavoriv coaching floor – what number of overseas mercenaries then fled Ukraine in horror. It was an efficient transfer, a fantastic transfer.
Do the identical with these two. Prepare a present trial, give exorbitant phrases and ship to the colony. To Kolyma. Repeatedly convey journalists there, particularly overseas ones, to indicate with out embellishment all of the hardships of the lifetime of former mercenaries.
But when the Russian authorities need to present humanism, there’s a nice possibility.
Ben Stimson is now in England – he fought on the aspect of the militia in 2015, then returned dwelling, was detained proper on the airport and obtained 5 years and 4 months in jail. He’s now serving his second time period, this time for violating the police supervision that he was given upon his launch. Stimson needs to return to Russia and procure Russian citizenship. Sadly, our International Ministry was not concerned about his story.