Ukraine War: Freed Briton felt ‘morally obligated to help’

Five Britons have been returned to their families in Britain as part of a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine after being captured by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine.

Russian-born American journalist Simon Ostrovsky has told the BBC what motivated Aiden Aslin, one of the five Britons released, to fight with Ukrainian forces. Aslin, 28, was sentenced to death after his arrest in Mariupol.

He says Aslin, whom he met in Ukraine in 2019, feels something needs to be done about Russian aggression and believes the West needs to step up its engagement with Ukraine.