Two Former U.S. Servicemen Reportedly Captured After Fierce Fighting with Russians Outside Kharkiv in Ukraine

US veteran Alexander Drueke previously served in Iraq. (Facebook/Alexander Drueke), Former Marine Andy Huynh paid $6,000 to travel into Ukraine. (WAAY31 TV)

Two former US servicemen were captured last week in the fighting outside of Kharkiv, according to a report.

Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27 — both from Alabama — were taken prisoner during a fierce fight with Russian armor during the ongoing Ukrainian counterattacks in the nation’s northeast, the British newspaper the Telegraph reported.

The Americans were captured after their 10-man squad ran into a much larger Russian force in a village outside Kharkiv, the newspaper said, citing an unnamed source who fought with the pair in a regular Ukrainian military unit.

“We were out on a mission and the whole thing went absolutely crazy, with bad intel,” the source said. “We were told the town was clear when it turned out the Russians were already assaulting it.

“They came down the road with two T72 tanks and multiple BMP3s (armored personnel carriers) and about 100 infantry,” the source added.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Evan Simko-Bednarski