A British man, who has fought alongside the infamous ‘Azov’ regiment in Mariupol, has asked London for help in a video published by a Russian journalist over the weekend. Identified as John Harding, the man in the video says he would otherwise “face the death penalty.”
“I would say to Boris Johnson, if you can help, if you can influence President Zelensky, if you can influence the president of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), or if you can influence President Putin, then please do,” Harding can be heard saying on a video published by a correspondent with the Russian Channel One broadcaster, Marina Kim, on her Telegram channel.
“People’s lives are depending on this. So, if you can, please, help,” he adds, saying that “otherwise I face the death penalty. My friends face the death penalty.”