Russian torturer asked me if I wanted ‘quick death or beautiful death’, says Brit POW Aiden Aslin.

A Brit captured by the Russians in Ukraine today details his remarkable five-month survival fight — and how his captors said his death could either be “quick” or “beautiful”.

In his first interview since being freed this week, brave Aiden Aslin, 28, tells The Sun on Sunday how he was beaten up, stabbed and forced to listen to Soviet songs in a tiny cell for 24 hours a day.

His terrifying ordeal only came to an end after ex-Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich brokered an extraordinary prisoner swap.

Aiden, reunited yesterday with his mother and his Ukrainian fiancée, admitted: “I never thought I’d get out alive.”

Notts-born Aiden had built a new life in Ukraine in 2018 — falling in love with Diane Okovyta and joining the marines.

He then fought the Russians after their invasion in February.

But his battalion was cornered when it ran out of food and ammo at the bloody siege of Mariupol in April.

Before they surrendered, Aiden rang his mum Angela Wood, 51, and also told Diane: “No matter what, I will see you again.”

However, he soon feared his days were numbered.

He recalled: “They flicked through my passport and quickly realised it wasn’t Ukrainian.

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