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The Kyiv Post is reporting that an American volunteer in the Donbass battalion was killed yesterday during fierce fighting in Donetsk.  

The soldier, known only by his nom de guerre, "Franko" was profiled 2 weeks ago in a VICE media interview by well-known American VICE reporter Simon Ostrovsky.  

In the interview he explained why he had joined the Ukrainian army, and described life as a soldier.  He came across as a cheerful, kind and gentle man, about 60 years old, honestly wishing to patriotically support the country of his ancestors.

This story will probably get wide coverage in the US, and lend a positive image to the Ukrainian army's punitive campaign in the East.  

Social media is already buzzing with speculation that this could be a US government disinformation op, staged for exactly that purpose.  Adding fuel to this fire, it turns out that "Franko" is a graduate of West Point, the US's top military academy.

The influential American news website, Business Insider, known for its tendency to publish stories which seem to be planted by US government agencies,  wrote a story about  the inteview  the day after the VICE interview.


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