The Security Service of Ukraine has published an eavesdropped conversation between terrorists and officers of the GRU (the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia).
It becomes clear from the audio, in which way, when and where the surface-to-air missile system crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border. The Buk system was given to militants by officers of the GRU (the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia).
The first conversation took place on June 14. “We already have a Buk-M, we shall shoot these f.cking [planes] down to hell,” a GRU officer told to “the deputy minister of defence” of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic.”
As the next conversation which took place yesterday demonstrates, the surface-to-air missile system was transported through the border at about 1 a.m. on July 17, taken to Donetsk, and then to the village of Pervomajskoe (Pervomayske). The militants boasted that they had already shot down 2 planes.
Besides, terrorists confirmed firing at the Ukrainian territory from the side of Russia. It follows from one more talks audio recording of talks between an assistant of Igor Girkin, an officer of GRU of the General Staff Sergey Petrovsky (born in 1964), and an unidentified militant with a call sign “Botsman” (“Boatswain”). The conversation took place on July 17, it was intercepted and publicized by the Security Service of Ukraine.
Sergey Petrovsky informs that together with his soldiers he is near the border-crossing “Marinovka” and warding off an attack of Ukrainian military. “They are bombarding us with Grads all the time, only now we have a little break. We have just knocked down a Su plane. As we have a Buk-M now, we have received it,” he said.
Girkin’s assistant told that except the surface-to-air missile system, he has self-propelled howitzers “Gvozdika” and “Grad” multiple rocket launchers, however the rebels could not use the latter as they had no gunnery spotter.
“Now we are waiting, by all accounts Russia is to beat the fuck out of their positions from the other side,” Sergey Petrovsky said.
On July 17, the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 carrying 298 people, including 15 crew members, from Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) was shot down and crashed in the eastern part of Ukraine (Donetsk region) not far from Russia.