2 US Citizens fighting in Ukraine Volunteer Force Feared Dead or Missing

Family members of two American volunteers in Ukraine feared the two went missing or had died after failing to communicate for several days.

Terri Sewell, Alabama congresswoman, said the families of the two Americans contacted the congresswoman’s office after losing communication with the volunteers.

Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, are members of the United States military that volunteered to support Ukraine in its defense against Russia.

The White House had not yet confirmed whether the two went missing, but White House spokesman John Kirby said the US would do “everything” to get the American volunteers back if the initial report was accurate.

Lois Drueke, Drueke’s mother, said her son went to Ukraine as part of the American volunteers that trained the Ukrainian forces.

“Alex felt very strongly that he had been trained in ways that he could help the Ukrainians be strong and push Putin back,” she said.

Sewell said her office had coordinated with the State Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other members of Alabama Congressional delegates.

“We will continue to do everything in our power to assist in locating him and finding answers for his family,” Sewell said.

The US sent its military troops to Europe in February and March to support the Ukrainian army by providing military training.


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