Kathy Lutsishin said the US State Department informed her of her son’s death.
The State Department confirmed to CNN on Saturday the deaths of the two Americans, but a spokesman did not provide any details about the individuals or circumstances. The spokesman said they “contacted the families and provided all possible consular assistance.”
Politico was the first to report that Luciszyn had been killed.
“We call on Russia to fulfill its international obligations to treat all persons captured in combat with the armed forces of Ukraine as prisoners of war,” they said.