Two former US Army volunteers who fought in the Ukraine conflict are anticipated to be executed by Russia.
However, the White House is confused, currently studying how to bring the ex-servicemen back.
The two American citizens may face criminal charges, according to Russian spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, who also said he couldn’t rule out the death penalty for them.
CBS: Russia mouthpiece threatens execution for the 2 captured Americans, says they are mere soldiers of fortune w/o the protections of the Geneva Conventions. Tole ya back in February this was gonna happen. But everyone just KNEW I was wrong.— LiberalNavySeal1 (@LeftyNavySeal) June 20, 2022
Peskov further noted Russia has no jurisdiction to meddle in their cases as the ability to execute them remains with the courts.
The Donetsk People’s Republic, a pro-Russian territory of Ukraine, is where Andy Huynh, 27, and Alexander Drueke, 39, were supposedly apprehended.
Although Russia regards this area as an autonomous country, the international world mostly acknowledges it as part of Ukraine.
Russia made a video interview available after their capture. Huynh was advised by a pro-Russian interrogator that Huynh would probably be executed in accordance with Donetsk area legislation.
Huynh told the interviewer, most likely under pressure, that he was prepared to take responsibility for his conduct in Ukraine.
Prior to this, Peskov said that as none of the people in question were a part of any nation’s recognized army, they could not assert protection under the Geneva Convention.
In the midst of all of this, the Biden administration appeared to know nothing about helping the distressed Americans.
National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby stated the government will keep trying to bring Americans home at a White House briefing.
Kirby said it is abhorrent for a Russian state official to advocate the death sentence for Americans.