Putin’s goons sent me videos of my son being torturedI told them to f*** off

THE mum of freed Brit PoW Aiden Aslin has told how Vladimir Putin’s goons sent her distressing videos of her son — but she defiantly told them to “f**k off”.

Angela Wood, 51, was contacted throughout the five months her son was held by the Russian tyrant’s soldiers, but showed true British grit in dealing with them.

Aiden Aslin's mum Angela Wood says she told is Russian tormentors to 'f**k off'

Aiden Aslin’s mum Angela Wood says she told is Russian tormentors to ‘f**k off信用: 丹慈善机构
Aiden was freed this week along with four other Brit prisoners

Aiden was freed this week along with four other Brit prisoners信用: Universal News & 运动

The clips showed Aiden — released this week as part of a prisoner swap — with his hands bound and being yelled at by his tormentors in a hellhole jail in Russian-held Donetsk, 乌克兰.

Similar images were sent to the family of former British soldier Shaun Pinner, who was captured by the Russians during the siege of Mariupol 在四月份.

Mum-of-three Angela was repeatedly warned she would only see her son alive again if she put pressure on 鲍里斯·约翰逊 to secure the release of oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, 68.

She told The Sun: “They knew how vulnerable the families were, how anxious we felt, and they tried to turn the screw in a bid to take us to breaking point.

“The videos would arrive on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

They knew we were suffering and they tried to exploit it for their own gains.

“It was extremely hard to deal with — but we refused to play their games. As a mum, you’ll do everything to stop your children being harmed.

“You don’t want to see your son tied and bound. I could hear Russians in the background demanding things.

But I refused to be cowed so I fought back. I told them to f**k off every time.”

Angela said support from the parents of other PoWs, 这 外交部, MPs and the Ukrainian ambassador helped her to keep her resolve.

她解释: “Without their help, I don’t think we would have stood up as much as we did against 普京.

“He wasn’t going to have Aiden — and they weren’t going to use him to get their way.”

艾登, 28, 谁是 sentenced to death after a sham trial, spent the day with his family in Newark, Notts, yesterday after he was freed on Tuesday and flown to Riyadh on a Saudi diplomatic jet.

His release was brokered by ex-Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich, 55, who was on the flight.

Five hostages — Aiden, 肖恩, 48, John Harding, 59, Andrew Hill, 35, 和 Dylan Healy, 22 — were then flown home to Britain.

Russian Abramovich, 谁是 sanctioned by Britain, is said to have tried to play peacemaker when his ex-pal Putin invaded Ukraine.

In an emotional message to the oligarch, Angela said: “I want to thank you so much. I’ll forever be grateful.”

Aiden was sentenced to death by Russia after a sham trial - before beign freed

Aiden was sentenced to death by Russia after a sham trialbefore beign freed信用: 路透社
Angela was warned by Russian goons she would never see son Aiden again

Angela was warned by Russian goons she would never see son Aiden again信用: 丹慈善机构