DPR head says has no info about captured Americans
ST. PETERSBURG. June 16 (Interfax) - Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) head Denis Pushilin said he has no information about two former U.S. servicemen fighting for the Ukrainian Armed Forces allegedly taken prisoner near Kharkiv.
"I do not have such information at the moment, can't offer any comment," Pushilin told Interfax on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) head Leonid Pasechnik said later he had no information about the surrendered Americans, either. "I do not have such information," Pasechnik told Interfax on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
According to the Telegraph newspaper, two former servicemen of the U.S. army, fighting for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, were taken prisoner in combat near Kharkiv.
The Telegraph said that Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27, joined a regular unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces as volunteers and were taken prisoner last week. They are deemed to be the first U.S. fighters to be captured in the conflict zone in Ukraine.