Meet the Texan Fighting for the DPR: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 107)

Among the thousands of foreign soldiers who are fighting alongside the pro-Russia separatists of the Donetsk People’s Republic is an American fighter known simply as “Texas.”

In this dispatch, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky speaks with Texas about the reasons behind his involvement in Ukraine’s ongoing conflict.

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21 thoughts on “Meet the Texan Fighting for the DPR: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 107)

  1. It seems like the people of Ukraine can't win. The Ukraine government and the pro Russia government are both bad for the people. I feel sorry for Ukraine citizens. Dispatch 56 of this series shows Ukraine politician Oleh Lyashko using his own personal police force to illegally "arrest" separatists. He threatens to execute a police chief on the spot. Now imagine if this Oleh Lyashko would have won the election to be Ukraine president. He would be out of control and would unquestionably abuse the power of the office. He is already abusing power and he's not even the president. Now on the Pro Russia side, you can find a video on YouTube of a Pro Russian commander torturing a prisoner that he accuses of being a Ukraine drug dealer. The prisoners arms are duct taped to a post on a porch of a small building and this Pro Russian commander is relentlessy whipping the prisoner with a whip. He's bloody , he is screaming for mercy, but this piece of fuckin shit commander whips him even more and then because the prisoner shit on himself, the commander whips him some more, And if that wasnt enough, the guy running the camera asks if he can whip the prisoner. There are no white knights for the Ukrainian people, they are being over taken by evil from both sides. Putin is evil and the Ukraine government is evil.

  2. You fucking USA Nazi, for shure not all of you bot most of you are Nazi. You USA nazi, you Think you have a freedom? Hahahahahaha you keep killing the people all around the World just because those yore bosses says so, but one day, one NICE day you WILL be destroyed!!! USA=United States of Assholes.

  3. American traitor… Russian sympathizer! As an American myself I am disgusted to see this P.O.S. getting press time! Hope he accidentally gets shot… Or steps on a land mine!

  4. if you want to fight Nazis so bad than come home an fight the Democratic Party because they are the ones trying to tell people what they can an cant do or what they can an cant say just like a Nazi would do. they dont even believe in the sovereignty of America anymore because they believe in Globalism an open borders.

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