In the battle zone in the Kharkov region. April 14, 2022. The United States confirmed the death of its citizen in the war between Russia and Ukraine
According to media reports, the name of the deceased is Steven Zabelsky, he was 52 years old
At least the second US citizen was killed in the war on the territory of Ukraine. The Washington Post writes about this.
According to media reports, the name of the deceased is Stephen Zabelski, he was 52 years old. He died on May 15 in battle in the village of Dorozhnyanka, Zaporozhye region. Zabelski fought on the Ukrainian side.
The State Department confirmed the death of an American to The Washington Post and said that he was in touch with his family. The agency does not provide other details.
The first time the death of a 22-year-old American citizen was reported at the end of April. It turned out to be former Marine Will Joseph Kansel.
In addition, during the hostilities on the territory of Ukraine, according to the US authorities, at least three US citizens went missing. Two of them – Alexander Dryuke and Andy Hyun – were taken prisoner near Kharkov. "Interfax" reports that Americans are in a pre-trial detention center in Donetsk.
According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Moscow cannot guarantee that Americans will not be sentenced to death in the self-proclaimed “DNR”. These US citizens are not covered by the Geneva Prisoner of War Convention because they were not members of the Ukrainian armed forces, Russian authorities say.