Some audio recordings have been discovered that allegedly reveal some pro-Russian separatists’ stating that they shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
The recordings, were reportedly translated and disseminated by Ukrainian officials, according to CNN.
Some excerpts of the alleged audio recordings of the phone calls have been released:
Bezler: We have just shot down a plane. Group Minera. It fell down beyond Yenakievo (Donetsk Oblast).
Vasili Geranin: Pilots. Where are the pilots?
Bezler: Gone to search for and photograph the plane. It’s smoking.
Geranin: How many minutes ago?
Bezler: About 30 minutes ago.
Also two men named Grek and Major reportedly held the following conversation:
Major: The plane broke into pieces in the air … we have found the first 200 (dead). It’s a civilian.”
Grek: “How are things going there?”
M: “Well, we are 100% sure that it was a civilian plane.”
G: “Are there a lot of people?”
M: “F–k! The debris was falling straight into the yards.”
M: “Here are remnants of internal brackets, chairs, bodies.”
G: “Are there any weapons?”
M: “Nothing at all. Civilian belongings, medical scraps, towels, toilet paper.”
Here’s an excerpt of another conversation between other separatists that was allegedly intercepted:
Militant: “On TV, they say like it is a Ukrainian An-26, a transport plane. But the writing says ‘Malaysia Airlines.’ What was it doing over the territory of Ukraine?”
Kozitsyn: “Well then it was bringing spies. Why the hell were they flying? This is war going on.”
Investigations are still ongoing.
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