The White House was horrified by Peskov's words about the death penalty for Americans captured in Ukraine
According to John Kirby, the very fact that the execution of the captured Alexander Druk and Andy Hune is disgusting suggested a government official.
The White House reacted to the words of Dmitry Peskov about the possible death penalty for American citizens Alexander Dryuk and Andy Hun, who were captured in Ukraine. This is reported by Reuters.
National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby called such reasoning by the Russian presidential spokesman terrible.
“It's terrible that a government official in Russia even suggested [apply] the death penalty to American citizens in Ukraine,” Kirby emphasized.
On June 21, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow could not provide guarantees to the American military captured in Ukraine that they would avoid the death penalty. According to him, everything will depend on the investigation.
Two US Army veterans, 39-year-old Alexander Dryuk and 27-year-old Andy Hyun, were captured during a battle with Russian troops near Kharkov. Both servicemen were volunteers in one of the regular units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.