‘Laughter and happiness’: American held captive in Ukraine speaks to mom

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Captured American Alexander John-Robert Drueke is being held in Ukraine. His mother, Bunny, talked to CNN’s Kate Bolduan about a recent phone call she had with Alex as well as the State Department’s efforts to secure his release. #CNN #News

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