Ex-UK mercenary heads back to Ukraine after escaping death penalty

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      Aiden Aslin, a former British mercenary who fought for Ukraine during the ongoing conflict in the country, is heading back less than two months after being released from Russian captivity. Aslin says he will act as a YouTube “war correspondent” rather than rejoin the military.

      “I promised my fiancée that I wouldn’t go back to the military. I don’t expect to ever pick up a weapon again,” the British national told the Daily Mail in an interview published on Friday. His Ukrainian fiancée will stay behind in the UK as a refugee.

      The ex-mercenary admitted he might already be too “recognizable” in Ukraine, but believes going back to the country is still “worth the risk.” Aslin said he was seeking to cover the lives of Ukrainian fighters and common folk alike, in order to bring their accounts to a wide audience in the West.

      The ongoing conflict is set to drag on for a “few years” more, the ex-mercenary told the newspaper, insisting that “Ukraine has a real chance” of achieving its goals. At the same time, he suggested that only “political” issues in Russia could help bring the hostilities to an end.


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      There’s footage of him learning and singing the entire Russian national anthem a few months ago.

      I wonder how much he’s getting paid – and whether it will be worth it.

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      He is either brain dead stupid or is getting paid a crap ton of money. Or both.

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        I know I should feel bad for saying that, but fuck him – he and his ilk kill people for money, and fucking ENJOY that.

        America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

        "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

        A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

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