Two US citizens missing in Ukraine, feared captured by Russians

Two United States military veterans who were in Ukraine fighting against Russian forces have gone missing and are feared captured, family members and US Congress members have said.

The men – Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27 – who had been living in Alabama before travelling to Ukraine following the February 24 invasion by Russia, were last heard from in the Kharkiv region, which borders Russia. Their families said they had last been in contact with both men on June 8 and were told they would be going offline for a few days.

US Representative Terri Sewell said Drueke’s mother had reached out to her office earlier in the week after losing contact with her son. US Representative Robert Aderholt said Huynh’s family had contacted his office about the disappearance.

The Telegraph newspaper, which first reported on the disappearances, had quoted an unnamed fellow fighter who said the two men were captured after running into a larger Russian group during a June 9 battle northeast of Kharkiv.

The US State Department said it was looking into the reports and was in contact with Ukrainian authorities.



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