British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons assured that her country is doing everything possible to release the British soldiers captured by Russia.
Source: Simmons in an interview with Suspіlny
Direct speech: “This is a fictitious case. It is completely unacceptable to talk about them as mercenaries. They are not mercenaries. They are prisoners of war.
They fought on the basis of the same contract as the Ukrainians, on the same terms as the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They have rights violated by Russia. That is why Russia must respect their rights.
We do everything in our power. Now the most important thing is that the rights of these two prisoners of war are fully respected.”
Details: Simmons also added that the visits of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Ukraine are not a surprise for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but they are kept secret and details are not disclosed.
According to the ambassador, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Great Britain has issued more than 130,000 visas for Ukrainians, of which 80,000 Ukrainians are already in the United Kingdom.