My name is Russell "Texas" Bentley, and this is my blog about the war in the Donbass region of Southeast Ukraine. I am in Donetsk, and I have been here since December 2014. From January to June 2015, I was a soldier in the Essence of Time combat unit of the Novorussian Armed Forces (NAF). I served at the Donetsk airport and Spartak as a rifleman and RPG gunner.

I am now doing Information Warfare for the Donetsk People's Republic. The war in Donbass is only one Front in a global war. Fascism has again raised its ugly head, and we are here to fight and defeat it. Truth is one of our most powerful weapons, and my job is to get the truth to the people of the Western world. But I need your help.

My team is supported ONLY by contributions from our friends around the world. We work 12 to 16 hours a day, every day, and operate on a shoestring budget with few resources. We need cameras, computers, microphones, a smart phone, a guitar, bulletproof vests and helmets, as well as daily operating expenses for things like taxi fare and food.

Please consider a donation to us via Paypal, for a one-time or monthly contribution to our work. Please contact me at russellbbentley@gmail.com for both, or visit the donation page. The money will go to support our work, and any money above what we need will be disbursed to the people of Donetsk who need it.

I will personally direct how all funds received will be spent, and will make weekly reports about what we got and where it went. My work here is hard and it is dangerous, but I will do what must be done to defeat fascism in Ukraine. Please do what you can to help. This is a battle for the future of Humanity, a battle we MUST win, because as goes Donbass, so goes the world...