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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