Two veterans captured in Ukraine, Alexander Drueke and Andy Huynh, become the first Russian POWs from the US

TWO American veterans were reportedly captured in Ukraine and became the first Russian POWs from the US.

Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27, were reportedly detained by Russian troops just outside the north-eastern city of Kharkiv last week, according to The Telegraph.

US veteran Andy Huynh was one of two US soldiers reportedly captured by Russian forces

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US veteran Andy Huynh was one of two US soldiers reportedly captured by Russian forcesPhoto credit: Facebook
Alexander Drueke, 39, was also reportedly captured by Russian forces

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Alexander Drueke, 39, was also reportedly captured by Russian forcesCredit: Handout

The two servicemen volunteered with a regular Ukrainian army unit before their capture, the outlet reported.

A comrade of the men, who asked not to be named, told The Telegraph that they were captured after encountering a large Russian force during a battle on June 9.

“We were out on a mission and the whole thing went absolutely crazy, with bad information,” he told the outlet.

“We were told the city was free when it turned out the Russians were already attacking it.

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“They came down the road with two T72 tanks and several BMP3s and about 100 infantry. The only thing there was our 10-man squad.”

The comrade told the outlet that the squad set up defensive positions during which Drueke and Huynh fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a Russian vehicle, destroying it.

However, the move caught the attention of a Russian tank, which opened fire in their direction.

Moments later, the tank was crippled by an anti-tank mine, but the American vets vanished in the fog of battle.

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