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Russia Releases U.S. Citizens Alexander Drueke and Andy Huynh in Prisoner Exchange -Family Representative

(Reuters) – Russia has released U.S. citizens Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27, in a prisoner exchange deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, a family representative told Reuters on Wednesday.

The pair, both from Alabama, were captured in June while fighting in eastern Ukraine where they went to support Ukrainian troops resisting Russia’s invasion.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Chris Reese)

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