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UKRAINE SBU intercepts phone conversations of separatist admitting downing a civilian plane
Kyiv Post ^ | July 17, 2014, 10:55 p.m.

Posted on 07/17/2014 7:06:35 PM PDT by

SBU intercepts phone conversations of separatists admitting downing a civilian plane (FULL TRANSCRIPT; VIDEO) Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was allegedly shot down by a group of Russian-backed Cossack militants near the village of Chornukhine, Luhansk Oblast, some 80 kilometers north-west of Donetsk, according to recordings of intercepted phone calls between Russian military intelligence officers and members of terrorist groups, released by the country’s security agency (SBU).

One phone call apparently was made at 4:40 p.m. Kyiv time, or 20 minutes after the plane crash, by Igor Bezler, who the SBU says is a Russian military intelligence officer and leading commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. He reports to a person identified by Ukraine’s SBU as a colonel in the main intelligence department of the general headquarters of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Vasili Geranin regarding the shot down plane, which is about to be examined by the militants.

The second intercepted conversation released by the Security Service of Ukraine was apparently between militants nicknamed “Major” and “Greek” immediately upon inspection of the crash site.

“It’s 100 percent a passenger (civilian) aircraft,” Major is recorded as saying, as he admitted to seeing no weapons on site. “Absolutely nothing. Civilian items, medicinal stuff, towels, toilet paper.”

In the third part of conversation Cossack commander Nikolay Kozitsin talking to an unidentified militant cynically suggests that the Malaysia Airlines airplane could've been carrying spies, as, otherwise, it would have no business flying in that area.

Read the full transcript of an intercepted phone call below:

Igor Bezler: We have just shot down a plane. Group Minera. It fell down beyond Yenakievo (Donetsk Oblast).

Vasili Geranin: Pilots. Where are the pilots?

IB: Gone to search for and photograph the plane. Its smoking.

VG: How many minutes ago?

IB: About 30 minutes ago.

SBU comment: After examining the site of the plane the terrorists come to the conclusion that they have shot down a civilian plane. The next part of the conversation took place about 40 minutes later.

“Major”: These are Chernukhin folks who shot down the plane. From the Chernukhin check point. Those cossacks who are based in Chernukhino.

“Grek”: Yes, Major.

"Major": The plane fell apart in the air. In the area of Petropavlovskaya mine. The first “200” (code word for dead person). We have found the first “200”. A Civilian.

“Greek”: Well, what do you have there?

“Major”: In short, it was 100 percent a passenger (civilian) aircraft.

“Greek”: Are many people there?

“Major”: Holy sh__t! The debris fell right into the yards (of homes).

“Greek”: What kind of aircraft?

“Major”: I haven’t ascertained this. I haven’t been to the main sight. I am only surveying the scene where the first bodies fell. There are the remains of internal brackets, seats and bodies.

“Greek”: Is there anything left of the weapon?

“Major”: Absolutely nothing. Civilian items, medicinal stuff, towels, toilet paper.

“Greek”: Are there documents?

“Major”: Yes, of one Indonesian student. From a university in Thompson.

Militant: Regarding the plane shot down in the area of Snizhne-Torez. It’s a civilian one. Fell down near Grabove. There are lots of corpses of women and children. The Cossacks are out there looking at all this.

They say on TV it’s AN-26 transport plane, but they say it’s written Malaysia Airlines on the plane. What was it doing on Ukraine’s territory?

Nikolay Kozitsin: That means they were carrying spies. They shouldn’t be f…cking flying. There is a war going on.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events

1 posted on 07/17/2014 7:06:35 PM PDT by
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Everyone is focusing on who the shooters were, but FLYING THROUGH A WAR ZONE…?!

That has maaaaaajor law-suit written on it against the AIRLINE, and I don’t care who shot the missile, as far as a suit is concerned.

Can anyone here say how ordinary it is for an airliner to fly through a war zone..?

2 posted on 07/17/2014 7:11:47 PM PDT by gaijin
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This will be another man made disaster, a tragic mistake.
the rebels thought they were shooting at AN 26, a military transport plane. not a civilian aircraft. (Was there a ‘no fly zone’ that Malaysia ignored?) Anyway, Obama comes out ahead from behind. Mark my words.

3 posted on 07/17/2014 7:13:20 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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Putin is to blame for the conflict he started trying to reclaim the land that rejected Russia rule and separated many years ago. Putin is another Hitler.

4 posted on 07/17/2014 7:14:22 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: griswold3

Is anyone listening to that blathering John McCain on Fox?

He just talked about our weakness around the world. Well, he’s part of the problem. How about an impassioned word from him on closing and securing the borders. Who knows how many terrorists are now in this nation.

Our country is doomed!

5 posted on 07/17/2014 7:19:20 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: gaijin

The air space was closed below 32K feet. They were at 33K feet.

6 posted on 07/17/2014 7:24:21 PM PDT by FreeReign
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I didn’t post this because I wasn’t sure it was real, but the conversation appears to match what is posted above.

7 posted on 07/17/2014 7:36:41 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Yogafist

Smoking gun?

8 posted on 07/17/2014 11:22:00 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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