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UK Foreign Office condemns Russian ‘exploitation’ of prisoners in Ukraine

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Officials are understood to be actively investigating cases of two Britons captured and charged with ‘mercenary activities’

The UK government has condemned the exploitation of prisoners of war after two more British men held by Russian proxies in east Ukraine and charged with “mercenary activities” could face the death penalty.

A spokesperson for the British Foreign Office released a statement following the news that Andrew Hill of Plymouth and Dylan Healy of Huntingdon were reported to have been charged with “forcible seizure of power” and undergoing “terrorist” training, according to a state news agency in Russian-controlled Donetsk.

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