War in Ukraine: Americans wanted in combat broadcast on Russian television

Alexander Drueke, 39, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Andy Huynh, 27, from Alabama, had traveled to Ukraine as volunteer fighters against Russian forces. They had been missing for a week.

Several Russian media broadcast images on Friday of two men presented as American nationals who asked for arms as they fought in the Ukrainian ranks.

Americans in Russian hands:
Alexander John-Robert Drueke, 39, of Tuscaloosa, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, of Hartselle, Alabama, volunteer soldiers in Ukraine prized by Russians and the State Department confirms that a “3rd American is also missing ” pic.twitter.com/AHEF8YGDAs

— LAURENCE HAIM (@lauhaim) June 16, 2022

Izvestia newspaper showed a short interview with Alabama native Andy Huynh while RT posted an image showing a man identified as Alexander Drueke, also from Alabama state.

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—Octar Ruga (@OctarRuga) June 17, 2022

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