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Two US Residents In Ukraine Feared Captured By Russia: Households

Ukraine Warfare: The 2 US residents, who went lacking, had been traveled to Ukraine to combat in opposition to Russia.


Two U.S. residents who traveled to Ukraine as volunteer fighters in opposition to Russian forces have been lacking for per week and are feared captured, members of the family mentioned on Wednesday.

Alexander Drueke, 39, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Andy Huynh, 27, of Hartselle, Alabama, had been final in touch with their households on June eight and didn’t return from a mission across the Kharkiv area of jap Ukraine.

Studies that the 2 males have been taken prisoners of warfare by Russia are unconfirmed, the households and a U.S. State Division spokesperson mentioned.

“What we know officially at this point from the State Department is that Andy and Alex are missing,” Pleasure Black, Andy’s fiancee, mentioned by cellphone.

“We do not have confirmation for anything beyond that. Obviously the longer the search goes the more we start to consider other scenarios,” she added.

Russia’s protection ministry didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

If the pair have been captured, they might be the primary confirmed U.S. residents to have been taken as prisoners of warfare within the battle that started on Feb. 24 with Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering an invasion of its neighbor.

White Home nationwide safety spokesperson John Kirby mentioned that if the reviews are true, america “will do everything we can” to get them again.

Final week, two British residents and a Moroccan had been sentenced to loss of life by a separatist court docket within the unrecognized Russian-speaking Donetsk Folks’s Republic after being caught combating for Ukraine.

Lois Drueke, Alexander’s mom, mentioned she had been in touch with the U.S. Embassy for Ukraine, situated in Poland, who had been trying to find the pair.

Each males had instructed their households on June eight they might be going offline for a number of days, however didn’t present particulars, for concern of their communications being intercepted.

Drueke served two excursions in Iraq, the final as a lead gunner in Baghdad in 2008-09, his mom mentioned. Huynh is a former U.S. marine who left the service in 2018, his fiancee mentioned.

They mentioned the lads didn’t know one another earlier than assembly in Ukraine, however each felt compelled to assist the federal government after seeing footage of civilian casualties as Russia retreated from cities outdoors Kyiv in late March.

“When Andy saw this footage coming out of Ukraine he said he couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat, was just consumed by the horror that these innocent civilians were going through,” mentioned Black.

Russia denies attacking civilians and has accused Western residents of appearing as “mercenaries”, saying Western assist for Kyiv is dragging out the battle and resulting in extra casualties.

“As a mother of course I didn’t want my child in harm’s way,” Lois Drueke mentioned. “But I knew that it was really important to Alex, he wanted a purpose to his life and he felt that this was good and noble.”

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