One of British mercenaries, Aiden Aislin,28, from Newark, AKA Cossack Gundî / Johnny, surrendered to Russian forces in Mariupol, along with the Ukrainian marines.
Before the capture, Aiden managed to call his friend and tell him about the situation of the “defenders” in the city.He said they have run out of food and ammunition, Aiden luckily he joined the prisoner of war regime.
RT published some kind questioning on “Johnny”
British mercenary Aiden Eslin, who surrendered in Mariupol, said that he served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine for four years.First he was in the infantry, then in the landing, and spent the last months in the mortar unit.
He claims that when the special operation began, he refused to shoot, so he was sent to guard the checkpoint near the metallurgical plant. With him were a Moroccan, a Croat and another Briton.
Aiden who surrendered in Mariupol assures that he wanted to escape when the special operation of the RF Armed Forces began.
“On the very first day of the operation, I told the commander that I did not want to fight. I wanted to run away, but I could not do it because of the constant artillery shelling. Grads fired without stopping.
The commander told me that I could leave when we got to Mariupol. And when we ended up in Mariupol, we were told that we were surrounded, so I had to stay with the battalion,” said Aiden Eslin.
He added that he personally did not participate in hostilities, but simply guarded the territory.
“Whenever there was talk of a truce, they didn’t want to negotiate, they didn’t take steps that could stop the war, end everything peacefully.”
British mercenary Aiden Eslin, who surrendered in Mariupol, told during interrogation why he went to serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and why he became disillusioned with the Kiev regime:
“I fought at the very beginning, when Ukraine was a good side. But then I realized that they were not making the right decisions that could help end the war…
When President Putin signed a decree recognizing the DPR and LPR, Ukraine had a choice – to withdraw from the Donbass. But Zelensky refused.”.