A captured British volunteer was mocked by the Russians, who told him the Ukrainians wanted him dead as a martyr.
Former British Army soldier Shaun Pinner, 48, is featured in a TV interview where he was told his death could be used to make him a hero Ukraine.
The video was part of an interview with Andrey Rudenko, who works closely with Russian state television.
Shaun’s words were subtitled in Russian, but his original speech was not audible.
Rudenko told a weary-looking Shaun that his unit had “not a single chance” of getting to safety.
“The soldiers of the 36th Brigade say their command sent them specifically to kill in order to make heroes of them later,” Rudenko told Shaun.
Shaun’s words were not heard in the report, but he is quoted as saying: “I had no idea we were abandoned. I don’t know who made that decision.”
In another clip that suggests he is involved in Russia’s propaganda campaign against Ukraine and the West, he reportedly said that “he doesn’t want war and wants to go home.”
According to the broadcast, Shaun Rudenko said there was “panic” among Ukrainian soldiers defending the Mariupol factory compound Tuesday morning.
“It was decided that we would move away from the factory, but we didn’t know exactly where. We left the factory around 4 a.m.,” he said.
“It was very dark. We took the injured. Everyone started running in different directions.
“My commander seems to have disappeared. I still don’t know what happened to those who were with me.”
Rudenko also interrogated Aiden, who surrendered after his unit ran out of food and ammunition in the city.
The 28 year old was screened on Russian television on Thursday after being captured by Putin’s troops with a laceration on his forehead and a half-closed eye.
Shaun, who previously served in the Royal Anglian Regiment, is originally from Bedfordshire.
Four years ago he moved to Mariupol with his second wife Larysa and joined the Ukrainian army as a “contract soldier”.
Shaun had previously fought alongside the Ukrainians early in the war.
Russian propagandists claimed he was killed in Mariupol late last month, but sources told The Sun he was injured and is in a field hospital.
The former carer from Newark, Nottinghamshire was humiliated by state media when he was pictured handcuffed, abused and injured for the first time.
It comes as the wife of one of Vladimir Putin’s arrested buddies in Ukraine asked for him traded with Aidan and Shaun.
Viktor Medvedchuk, 67, was caught an incursion of ghosts by the Ukrainian Security Service, while 28-year-old Aidan was fighting in Mariupol.
Medvedchuk’s wife Oxana Marchenko has now demanded that her husband and Aidan be exchanged via video speech.
In a chilling warning, Rudenklo said: “I am sure he will be able to shed light on the actions of Western intelligence agencies in Ukraine.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been contacted for comment/
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