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US urges Americans not to travel to Ukraine after two were captured

US Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks to reporters in Poland near the border with Ukraine, April 24, 2022. Alex Brandon/Poole via REUTERS

WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday urged Americans not to travel to Ukraine after reports surfaced that two Americans had been captured by Russian forces.

John Kirby, a spokesman for the National Security Council, told reporters that if the reports are true, the United States will “do everything possible” to bring them back.

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Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland; Editing Leslie Adler

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