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.