Category: Pessoas desaparecidas
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The family of the former Marine Corps officer Grady Kurpasi disclosed that he had been missing in the Kherson area since late April following the earlier disclosure that two other American military veterans had lost contact with their families.
According to the Washington Post, which spoke to Kurpasi’s family, the 49-year-old had travelled to Ukraine in early March and was last in contact on 26 April when he was assigned to an observation post during a civilian evacuation.
A family representative said Kurpasi’s mobile phone signal was recently traced to the vicinity of a large shopping mall.
The fears over the safety of the missing US volunteers follows the handing down of death sentences by a court in the self-proclaimed separatist republic of Luhansk to two UK volunteers and a Moroccan who were in captivity after surrendering in Mariupol.
Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, both US military veterans volunteered to go to Ukraine to assist with war efforts.
US agency aware of photograph showing two Americans captured by Russians
The reported disappearance of Kurpasi follows the announcement that Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, had gone missing. If confirmed they would be the first Americans fighting for Ukraine known to have been captured since the war began in February. One US citizen has been killed fighting as a volunteer.
The White House spokesperson John Kirby said he could not confirm the disappearance of the two Americans but said: “If it’s true, we’ll do everything we can to get them safely back home.”
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