London: The UK government has condemned the exploitation of prisoners of war after two more Britons held by Russian proxies were charged with “mercenary activities”.
Andrew Hill of Plymouth and Dylan Healy of Huntingdon have been charged with “forcible seizure of power” and are undergoing “terrorist” training, a state news agency reported on Friday.
The British Foreign Office said, “We condemn the exploitation of prisoners of war and civilians for political purposes and have raised this with Russia. We are in constant contact with the government of Ukraine on their cases and are fully supportive of Ukraine in its efforts to get them released.”
According to The Guardian, Hill, who was identified as a father of four from Plymouth, has been paraded on Russian television in several clips, including one that aired last month with the headline: “Exclusive – before the execution.”