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2 US veterans from Alabama have been reported missing in Ukraine

APTOPIX Russia Ukraine War
Posted at 3:32 PM, Jun 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-15 18:32:28-04

Two U.S. veterans from Alabama who were in Ukraine assisting in the war against Russia haven't been heard from in days and are missing.

Members of the state's congressional delegation say relatives of 27-year-old Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh of Trinity and 39-year-old Alexander Drueke of Tuscaloosa have been in contact with Capitol Hill offices seeking information about the men's whereabouts.

The U.S. State Department says it is looking into reports that Russian or Russian-backed separatist forces in Ukraine had captured at least two American citizens. If confirmed, they would be the first Americans fighting for Ukraine known to have been captured since the war began Feb. 24.

“As you can imagine, his loved ones are very concerned about him,” Rep. Robert Aderholt said in a statement. “My office has placed inquires with both the United States Department of State and the Federal Bureau of Investigation trying to get any information possible.”