Sarah Ashton-Cirillo has been suspended from duties as Ukrainian military spokesperson pending an investigation, following comments by the transgender former US soldier threatening to "hunt down" critics of the US’ involvement in the Ukraine war.
"Statement of the Command of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine regarding some statements of the spokesperson of the TDF, Junior Sergeant Sarah Ashton-Cirillo," a statement form the Ukraine Territorial Defense Forces, posted to X on Wednesday morning, read.
"The statements of JSgt Ashton-Cirillo in recent days were not approved by the command of the TDF or the command of the AFU. When conducting military operations against the aggressor, the defense forces of Ukraine strictly observe the norms of international humanitarian law," the statement added.
In a video posted to X on September 13, Ashton-Cirillo said, "Russia hates the truth, that their obsessive focus on a Ukrainian volunteer is simply allowing the light of the Ukrainian nations honesty to shine brightly."
"Next week, the teeth of the Russian devils will gnash ever harder, and their rabid mouths will foam [with] uncontrollable frenzy as the world will see a favorite Kremlin propagandist pay for their crimes."
"And this puppet of Putin is only the first Russia's war criminal propagandists will all be hunted down, and justice will be served as we in Ukraine are led on this mission by faith in God, liberty, and complete liberation."
Ashton-Cirillo is a 46-year-old biological male from Florida, who previously went by Mike.
On his show Thursday, Jack Posobiec reminded his audience that Ashton-Cirillo "is a member of the armed forces. That means he's under investigation from the same agency that he threatened to send after me."
"When you join the military, and those of us who actually served with know how this works, that means you fall under the military code of justice. And now you are going to face justice."