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U.S. captives ‘prayed for death’ on brutal ride from Ukraine

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Alex Drueke, a U.S. military veteran, was released last week with nine other prisoners. They were among hundreds of Americans who went to Ukraine early on to help in the fight against Russia. On June 9, they were captured during a reconnaissance mission associated with Ukraine's international legion.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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Russia Ukraine war: US captives 'Prayed for Death' on brutal ride from Ukraine

One of two American veterans released from Russian captivity after being captured in Ukraine says they both prayed for death during the brutal ride to freedom. Alex Drueke says he and fellow Alabamian Andy Huynh endured three months of captivity that included execution threats, physical torture, solitary confinement and food deprivation. But he says the final 24 hours were the toughest because of mental and emotional torture. Drueke tells The As…

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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U.S. captives 'prayed for death' on brutal ride from Ukraine

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U.S. captives 'prayed for death' on brutal ride from Ukraine

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Even after three months of captivity that included execution threats, physical torture, solitary confinement and food deprivation, it was the ride to freedom that nearly broke Alex Drueke, a U.S.

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U.S. captives said they "prayed for death" on brutal ride from Ukraine before they were freed

One of two American veterans released from Russian captivity after being captured in Ukraine says they both prayed for death during the brutal ride to freedom.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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U.S. captives 'prayed for death' on brutal ride from Ukraine

By JAY REEVES Associated PressTUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Even after three months of captivity that included execution threats, physical torture, solitary confinement and food deprivation, it was the ride to freedom that nearly broke Alex Drueke, a U.S. military veteran released last week with nine other prisoners who went to help Ukraine fight off Russian invaders.His hands were bound. His head was covered by a plastic bag, and the packing tape hol…

2 months ago·Colorado Springs, United States
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U.S. captives ‘prayed for death’ on brutal ride from Ukraine

Even after three months of captivity that included execution threats, physical torture, solitary confinement and food deprivation, it was the ride to freedom that nearly broke Alex Drueke, a U.S. military veteran released last week with nine other prisoners who went to help Ukraine fight off Russian invaders.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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