Two Alabama veterans captured by Russian forces in Ukraine have been released

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Two Alabama ex-military men who were captured by Russian forces in Ukraine have been released, according to their family members. Alex Drucke and Andy Huynh are believed to have been the first Americans captured while fighting Russian forces. Their group came under heavy fire on June 9 in the Kharkiv region, near the Russian border. Drucky’s aunt, Diana Shaw, confirmed the news in a text message to sister station WVTM. Shaw said Druki and Huynh are currently at the US Embassy in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where they are undergoing medical examinations. happy to announce that Alex and Andy are free. They are safely in the custody of the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia and will return to the States after a medical examination and analysis,” Shaw said in a text message to WVTM. “We deeply appreciate everyone’s prayers and especially the close communication and support of our elected officials , Ukrainian Ambassador Markorova, and our staff at the U.S. Embassies in Ukraine and Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Department of State.” U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Congressman Terry Sewell released statements after learning of the news Wednesday. From Aderholt’s representative: “The family of Andy Guin my office reported that two veterans were released from captivity in eastern Ukraine. My office is working to get more information from the US State Department about the health status of these people and how soon they will be brought home to their families in the US. I want to say that I am grateful and relieved that they were released. Having met Joy and Darla Black, I know they are both relieved and excited by the news. I know we all look forward to their safe return to American soil.” From Rep. Sewell: “I was informed today that Alex Drucke and Andy Hein have been released from captivity and will be returning to the United States soon! Words cannot express my joy and relief at this wonderful news. I have been deeply inspired by the strength and resilience of Bunny Druke and Diane Shaw as we work to bring these two veterans home. We are all very grateful that Alex and Andy will soon be back on American soil and reunited with their families.”

Two Alabama ex-military men who were captured by Russian forces in Ukraine have been released, according to their family members.

Alex Druke and Andy Huynh were considered the first Americans was captured during battles against Russian troops. Their group came under heavy fire on June 9 in the Kharkiv region, near the Russian border.

Druke’s aunt, Diana Shaw, confirmed the news in a text message to sister station WVTM.

Shaw said Druke and Huynh are currently at the US Embassy in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, undergoing medical examinations.

“We are delighted to announce that Alex and Andy are free. They are safely in the custody of the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia and will return to the States after a medical examination and results,” Shaw said in a text message to WVTM. “We deeply appreciate everyone’s prayers and especially the close communication and support of our elected officials , Ambassador of Ukraine Markorova and our employees of the US embassies in Ukraine and Saudi Arabia and the US State Department.”

U.S. Congressman Robert Aderholt and Congressman Terry Sewell released statements after learning of the news Wednesday.

From Aderholt’s representative:

“Andy Guin’s family has informed my office that two veterans have been released from captivity in eastern Ukraine. My office is working to get more information from the United States Department of State about the health of these people and how soon they will be brought home to their families in the United States. I want to say that I am grateful and relieved that they were released. Having met Joy and Darla Black, I know they are both relieved and excited by the news. I know we all look forward to their safe return to American soil.”

From Sewell’s representative:

“I was informed today that Alex Drucke and Andy Huynh have been released from captivity and will be returning to the US soon! Words cannot express my joy and relief at this wonderful news. I have been deeply inspired by the strength and resilience of Bunny Druke and Diane Shaw as we work to bring these two veterans home. We are all very grateful that Alex and Andy will soon be back on American soil and reunited with their families.”

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