Putin’s Prisoner: My Time as a Prisoner of War in Ukraine


Putin’s Prisoner: My Time as a Prisoner of War in Ukraine

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The first account from a prisoner of war in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. A shocking, hugely powerful memoir by British-born Ukrainian marine Aiden Aslin, who spent six months in Russian captivity.

Aiden Aslin joined the Ukrainian marines in 2018, compelled to defend his adopted homeland from the growing threat of Russian invasion. In February 2022, as Russia mounted a full-scale offensive, Aiden and his unit were stationed at the frontline at Mariupol.

Pinned down at a Mariupol steelworks, after a month-long siege and running out of supplies, Aiden was part of the mass surrender of over a thousand Ukrainian troops, in April 2022. Then his real ordeal began.

Singled out for his British passport, Aiden was interrogated, tortured, stabbed, turned into a propaganda zombie, tried by a kangaroo court and then sentenced to death. A victim of a catalogue of abuses of international law, Aiden struggled to cling on to any hope of survival. Certain that he was going to be executed, he was eventually freed in a prisoner exchange and permitted to return home.

In Putin’s Prisoner, Aiden will tell the full, harrowing story of his time fighting in Putin’s war, of his six months in Russian captivity, and of his hardened resolve to defend the freedoms of the people of Ukraine.

Title: Putin’s Prisoner: My Time as a Prisoner of War in Ukraine
Author: Aslin, Aiden
ISBN: 9780857505309
Publication date: 20/07/2023
Price: $40.00
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

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Weight 350 g
Dimensions 234 × 153 mm