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US military services veterans captured in Ukraine witnessed for initial time in Russian Tv set footage


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Two U.S. navy veterans who went lacking in Ukraine previous 7 days were proven on a Russian news broadcast telling their loved ones Russian separatists had captured them.

The footage on the Russian news outlet RT’s broadcast Friday was the very first time the missing males, Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh, the two from Alabama, have been witnessed since they went lacking on June 9.

“Mom, I just want to enable you know that I’m alive and I hope to be back residence as before long as I can be,” Drueke stated in the footage. 

Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh, two U.S. military veterans from Alabama, went missing in Ukraine last week were shown on a Russian news broadcast on June 17, 2022. (Lois "Bunny" Drueke/Diane Williams via WHD) (Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via WHD)

Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh, two U.S. army veterans from Alabama, went lacking in Ukraine past 7 days had been shown on a Russian news broadcast on June 17, 2022. (Lois “Bunny” Drueke/Diane Williams by means of WHD) (Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Everyday through WHD)
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During the online video, he is noticed furnishing his mother with a fast wink and telling her to choose care of his pet. “So, enjoy Diesel for me. Enjoy you,” he included.

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Dianna Shaw, Drueke’s aunt, reported the video clip recording integrated a secret phrase and gesture they had reviewed all through his prior tours in Iraq, verifying his id and allowing her know he was Alright.

RT broadcasted the report in English, indicating the two People had been separated from their team when they wound up approaching a Russian patrol and surrendered. Russian-backed separatist forces are keeping the guys, the report additional.

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Drueke previously served in the U.S. Military, which involved two excursions to Iraq. Huynh beforehand served in the U.S. Marines.

Neither the U.S. nor the Russian governing administration has verified that American adult men are being held.

This undated photograph provided by Diane Williams shows U.S. military veteran Alexander Drueke of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Drueke traveled to Ukraine to help with the fight against Russian invaders and was later reported missing. (Lois "Bunny" Drueke/Diane Williams via WHD)

This undated photograph presented by Diane Williams demonstrates U.S. armed forces veteran Alexander Drueke of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Drueke traveled to Ukraine to assist with the fight versus Russian invaders and was afterwards described missing. (Lois “Bunny” Drueke/Diane Williams through WHD)
(Lois “Bunny” Drueke/Diane Williams by means of WHD)

Formerly, the U.S. authorities stated any Individuals captured in Ukraine ought to be viewed as prisoners of war and hence secured as combatants less than the Genera Conventions. Russian armed service officers, on the other hand, reported global fighters would be regarded mercenaries and would not be afforded individuals protections.

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On Friday, President Joe Biden was questioned by a reporter about the missing Us citizens.

This photo taken April 6, 2022, in Hartselle, Ala., shows U.S. Marine veteran Andy Tai Huynh, who decided to fight with Ukraine in the war against Russia. (Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Daily via WHD)

This image taken April 6, 2022, in Hartselle, Ala., displays U.S. Maritime veteran Andy Tai Huynh, who made a decision to struggle with Ukraine in the war from Russia. (Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Each day by means of WHD)
(Jeronimo Nisa/The Decatur Every day by way of WHD)

“I do not know wherever they are and I want to be obvious: People in america must not be going to Ukraine,” the president answered. “I’ll say it once more, Americans ought to not be heading to Ukraine.”

The contributed to this report.

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