Ukraine 22 Feb 2015 00:00
Two Americans from texas have been fighting for the pro-Russian rebels at the Donetsk Airport, where some of the worst fighting in eastern Ukraine have occurred.
"Texas" is a communist, who came to Donetsk from Texas to help the Donbass militia fight off the Kiev government. He is a veteran of the US Army, where he was a combat engineer and now serves as an explosive expert with the Sud Vremini (Essence of Time) Battalion. "Jackhammer" was born in Moscow, but grew up in Texas. He has no military background, but once had contracts with the police force before coming to Donetsk. He subscribes to no political party or ideology, and says he would leave Donbass if the Kiev-backed military stopped fighting in the civilian centers. He wants a peaceful resolution between the Novorussiya government, and the Kiev government, and says that even if Novorussiya does not separate, and chooses to remain a part of Ukraine, he will leave Donbass.
Grad rockets can be heard in the background of the interviews.