SIGINT AUDIO: Ukranian/Pro-Russian Separatist/Cossack Leaders Discussing MH17 Crash

sjmb_head-pic_burberry-smileby Sundar J.M. Brown

Ukraine’s intelligence service, formally known as the the State Security Service, or S.B.U. (Служба Безпеки України (СБУ); Sluzhba Bezpeky Ukrayiny), claims to have intercepted audio of three separate telephone conversations transpiring amongst Ukrainian/Pro-Russian Separatist/Cossack Militia personnel in which the parties explicitly discuss Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The American Embassy in Kiev has publicly authenticated the S.B.U.-obtained recordings.

CALL #1: The S.B.U. identifies Ukrainian Separatist commander Igor Bezler speaking with Vasili Geranin, a Russian intelligence official, approximately 30 minutes after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was terminated by a surface-to-air missile.

CALL # 2: The S.B.U. purports a conversation between two Ukrainian separatists, “Greek”, and, “Major”, both of whom allege and accept that flight MH17 was shot down by members of a Cossack Militia. “Major” is alleged to be communicating from an ancillary crash site, littered with bodies, personal effects, and aircraft debris.

CALL 3#: The S.B.U. alleges Cossack Militia leader Nikolay Kozitsin is speaking with an unidentified militant. During the course of this exchange, the plane is positively identified as a civilian aircraft. Kozitsin is then heard saying that the aircraft was carrying spies and was flying over combative territory; it is reasonable to infer that this is Kozitsin’s reactionary attempt at both justifying and legitimizing the missile strike.

Click the text below for a sampling of audio from each of the three calls, and accompanying translations:

Pro-Russian Separatist’s Telephone Audio, Post MH17 Crash


About Sundar JM Brown

A University of Pennsylvania-trained South Asianist, Seminary-educated Theologian, and Intelligence Community Professional, Sundar J.M. Brown specializes in analysis of Theoterrorism, Counterterrorism and HUMINT Operations. His regional focuses include terror groups/acts in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Philippines, the Middle East and Africa. His primary expertise is Theoterrorism, the intersection of Terrorism and Theology. His present research focuses on apocalyptic themes in terrorist ideologies and on the theological components informing the radicalization and deradicalization of Violent Religious Extremists and Militants. He is the Founder and Director of the IntelliGen Conference on Religion & Violence. *Sundar's Twiter: @SundarJMBrown *Sundar's YouTube Channel: *Sundar's Blog:
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