On today's show Russell Bentley gives an update on the frontlines in the Donbass region.
GUEST OVERVIEW: Russell "Texas" Bentley was born in 1960 in Austin, Texas. A voracious reader, he grew up in the times of the Vietnam War and Civil Rights movement. At a young age he understood that the perspective of the world might be very different from that of the USA. He served in the US Army from 1981 to '84, but kept on reading, especially about politics and history. After the NATO attack on Yugoslavia, the Gulf War, 9/11, the attacks on Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya, when he saw the regime change operation in Kiev in 2014, he had to do something more than just comment on Facebook. He arrived in Donetsk in December 2014, and a week later joined the People's Militia. As a member of VOSTOK Battalion, Essence of Time and KHAN Spetsnaz, he served in combat for over a year, in some of the heaviest fighting, including at Donetsk airport, Spartak and Avdeevka. At the end of 2015, at the age of 55, he transitioned from a spetsnaz soldier into an Information Warrior and human aid volunteer, work that he continues to this day. He is married, and has a small house with a big garden in the Petrovsky District of Donetsk about 5 km from the front lines in the ongoing war.
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