Russia Might Execute Two American Veterans Captured In Ukraine

Russia Might Execute Two American Veterans Captured In Ukraine


Two American military veterans from Alabama captured earlier this month by pro-Russia forces in Ukraine could be executed.

Alex Drueke and Andy Huynh — who respectively served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines — were fighting on behalf of Ukraine on June 9 when they were separated from their group. The pair were subsequently captured by a Russian patrol.

Earlier this week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the soldiers had been captured and said that because they were not official military personnel, they were not subject to protection under the Geneva Convention. It states that imprisoned soldiers cannot be subjected to physical mutilation or other inhumane treatment.

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“They should be held responsible for those crimes they have committed. Those crimes have to be investigated,” Peskov told

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