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US fighters ‘captured’ by Russian forces in Ukraine

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Exclusive: US fighters ‘captured’ by Russian forces in Ukraine​

Alexander Drueke and Andy Huynh are both veterans of the US military who travelled to the frontline to help in the war effort

Two former US servicemen have been captured during fighting with Russian forces in Ukraine, The Telegraph has learned.

The pair were taken prisoner during a fierce battle outside the north-east city of Kharkiv last week, according to comrades who were fighting alongside them.

Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27, had been serving as volunteers with a regular Ukrainian army unit. They are believed to be the first US servicemen to end up as Russian prisoners of war.

They will join a growing number of Western military volunteers captured by Russian forces, including three Britons - Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner and Andrew Hill.

Last week, a court in the pro-Russian breakaway state of the Donetsk People's Republic sentenced Mr Aslin and Mr Pinner to death, after trying them as "mercenaries".


Fighting for the debt stars proxy war just may get em hanged
 

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Fucking idiots…
 

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Getting hung or shot if captured is part of the risk of being a mercenary. I hope the men were single and seeking adventure, instead of just fleeing the collapsed Biden economy and needing the work.
 

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I guess they fucked around and found out.

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Getting hung or shot if captured is part of the risk of being a mercenary.
They are not mercenaries. They are regular members of Ukraine's army.


Fighting for the debt stars proxy war just may get em hanged
String em up!!
Playing any part in the murder of POWs will earn someone a lifetime residency at The Hague. Three meals a day is included, but the view from the cell window will be limited.
 

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Getting hung or shot if captured is part of the risk of being a mercenary. ...

The Ukrainian government made clear that no mercenaries in the Ukrainian army exist. Every army member of the Ukrainian army - independent from the own nationality - has to follow the same rules and gets the same pay as every other soldier in the Ukrainian army.

The expression "mercenary" means someone is fighting for one side because he gets money - and is changing the side if the other side is making a better offer. This is not so in case of the foreign soldiers from the Ukrainian army - they fight like the native Ukrainians for a free Ukraine. They are not mercennaries but freedom fighters. Soldiers not mercennaries.

And everyone has to know: Everyone who breaks the Law of War is in danger to be judged from the international court. This can also happen in 50 or more years. Justice is patient but never forgets - often slow but often also very mighty in long term.
 
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has to follow the same rules and gets the same pay as every other soldier in the Ukrainian army.
I think they get less in many cases. Pay is capped at $230/month for foreign volunteers.

Not exactly what I'd call "mercenary" wages...
 

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The Ukrainian government made clear that no mercenaries in the Ukrainian army exist. Every army member of the Ukrainian army - independent from the own nationality - has to follow the same rules and gets the same pay as every other soldier in the Ukrainian army.

The expression "mercenary" means someone is fighting for one side because he gets money - and is changing the side if the other side is making a better offer. This is not so in case of the foreign soldiers from the Ukrainian army - they fight like the native Ukrainians for a free Ukraine. They are not mercennaries but freedom fighters. Soldiers not mercennaries.

And everyone has to know: Everyone who breaks the Law of War is in danger to be judged from the international court. This can also happen in 50 or more years. Justice is patient but never forgets - often slow but often also very mighty in long term.
But the DPRs court don't consider them as soldiers of Ukrainian Army, because Ukrainian laws don't allow double citizenship and don't allow foreign citizens to serve in the Ukrainian Army. Also they don't consider Nationalistic regiments (like Azov, Aidar, Kraken and some other) as part of the regular army at all. Therefore, from the court's point of view they are mere illegal immigrants, gangers and hate-criminals.
 

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The Ukrainian government made clear that no mercenaries in the Ukrainian army exist. Every army member of the Ukrainian army - independent from the own nationality - has to follow the same rules and gets the same pay as every other soldier in the Ukrainian army.

The expression "mercenary" means someone is fighting for one side because he gets money - and is changing the side if the other side is making a better offer. This is not so in case of the foreign soldiers from the Ukrainian army - they fight like the native Ukrainians for a free Ukraine. They are not mercennaries but freedom fighters. Soldiers not mercennaries.

And everyone has to know: Everyone who breaks the Law of War is in danger to be judged from the international court. This can also happen in 50 or more years. Justice is patient but never forgets - often slow but often also very mighty in long term.
But from the DPR's court they are not Ukrainian citizens, they are not even soldiers of Ukrainian Army. They are illegal immigrants and gangers, who came on the DPR's land because they hate the Russians.
 

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The Ukrainian government made clear that no mercenaries in the Ukrainian army exist. Every army member of the Ukrainian army - independent from the own nationality - has to follow the same rules and gets the same pay as every other soldier in the Ukrainian army.

The expression "mercenary" means someone is fighting for one side because he gets money - and is changing the side if the other side is making a better offer. This is not so in case of the foreign soldiers from the Ukrainian army - they fight like the native Ukrainians for a free Ukraine. They are not mercennaries but freedom fighters. Soldiers not mercenaries.

And everyone has to know: Everyone who breaks the Law of War is in danger to be judged from the international court. This can also happen in 50 or more years. Justice is patient but never forgets - often slow but often also very mighty in long term.
Yes, they are all Che Guevaras, fighting for freedom. The LNR and NDR people have their own freedom to fight for though, so they don't give a fuck whether you are a mercenary, soldier or fighter for whatever the hell. Shoot them all and let God decide who's right or wrong.
 

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But the DPRs

DPR? Deutsche Prüftstelle für Rechnungslegung?

court don't consider them as soldiers of Ukrainian Army,

Now I got it. "DPR" = "Donetsk people republic". That's only an opera state of the drama queen Putin. Who not accepts the right of pows is doing a war crime. Everyone - also judges - independent from the laws of their own countries - who breaks the international laws of war has to live with the consequences of the own criminal decisions.

because Ukrainian laws don't allow double citizenship

The citizenship of a soldier makes no one to a mercenary.

and don't allow foreign citizens to serve in the Ukrainian Army.

As far as I heard the Ukraine not sends back people from other nations who like to helps them to stay to be an independent country - although this people seem often not to be helpful in many cases. I heard many of them are surprised to land in a real war with real canonfire.

Also they don't consider Nationalistic regiments (like Azov, Aidar, Kraken and some other) as part of the regular army at all.

You are not able to speak for the Ukraine. I expect also from the Ukraine to see in you someone who is fighting for an own independent and free existence and not to see in you an Ukrainian fighting as a slave of Putin against the own country like a traitor.

Therefore, from the court's point of view they are mere illegal immigrants, gangers and hate-criminals.

A "court" of a state who not really exists is an absurdity.
 
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Yes, they are all Che Guevaras, fighting for freedom.

Che Guevara was not fighting for freedom. Read what he wrote about the use of terror. That's not far from the ideas of Adolf Hitler about the use of terror.

The LNR and NDR people have their own freedom to fight for though, so they don't give a fuck whether you are a mercenary, soldier or fighter for whatever the hell. Shoot them all and let God decide who's right or wrong.

This was one of the most criminal anti-Christian sentences which ever had been said since Christians exist. To remember: Life is holy! Somehow sad that nearly everyone thinks only about the Cathars in this context and nearly never anyone thinks also about the Catholics who lived in peace door by door with the Cathars and who had been murdered with them together from the French king because the Cathars did refuse to be soldiers.
 
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They are not mercenaries. They are regular members of Ukraine's army.




Playing any part in the murder of POWs will earn someone a lifetime residency at The Hague. Three meals a day is included, but the view from the cell window will be limited.
The Hague

Don't make putin laugh

Cause he would
 

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Che Guevara was not fighting for freedom. Read what he wrote about the use of terror. That's not far from the ideas of Adolf Hitler about the use of terror.



This was one of the most criminal anti-Christian sentences which ever had been said since Christians exist. To remember: Life is holy! Somehow sad that nearly everyone thinks only about the Cathars in this context and nearly never anyone thinks also about the Catholics who lived in peace door by door with the Cathars and who had been murdered with them together from the French king because the Cathars did refuse to be soldiers.
The only thing I can think of in the context of Holy is crap you, Europeans, turned Christianity into.
 

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The only thing I can think of in the context of Holy is crap you, Europeans, turned Christianity into.

You can think? Interesting. Do you have values? What is "life" for you? To write in the internet extreme stupidities?
 

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