Pro-Russian separatists capture US Air Force veteran in Ukraine – brother

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US Air Force veteran Sudy Murekesi captured pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, according to his brother, making him at least the third American to be detained.

Sele Murekezi told The Washington Post that on July 7 he received a call from an unknown person who handed the phone to Sudi. Suedi Murekezi then told his brother that while he was living in the city of Kherson, he was unfairly accused of taking part in a pro-Ukrainian protest and taken prisoner, Sele said.

Sele said his brother told him he was being held in the Donetsk People’s Republic along with two other recently captured Americans, Alexander Dryuke and Andy Tai Huing. Sele said he contacted US officials at the embassy in Kyiv to try to rescue him.

“He did his part for America,” Sele told the Post, “and maybe America can do something for him too.”

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According to Sele, Sudy moved to the US from his native Rwanda when he was a teenager. moved to Ukraine in 2018 for their technology sector. In the end, he settled in Kherson. Sele said he told his brother to leave the country before the Russian invasion, but he refused.

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Sudy told his brother on the phone that he was not physically harmed, but Sele told the Post that he was suspicious of his brother speaking English to him in response to Sele, who spoke in their own language.

BUT State Department A spokesperson told Fox News they are “aware of these unconfirmed reports” of Suedi Murekezi’s capture.

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“Due to privacy concerns, we have no further comment,” they said.

First two Americans be captured in Ukraine, Druecke and Huynh went missing on 9 June. Less than two weeks later, a video was released showing them alive and delivering messages to their families.