New radio intercept proves crews of Russian fighter aircraft received orders to attack Ukrainian boats Nov 25.
The SBU Security Service of Ukraine at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday revealed the audio recording with intercepted radio communications of a Russian K52 attack helicopter and a Su-30SM warplane with their command centers, clearly indicating that the Russian military leadership gave orders to use weapons against Ukrainian boats in the Kerch Strait area.
“We have intercepted communications of the crews of the Russian [Su-30SM] warplane and a Ka-52 helicopter with the relevant command centers. These talks leave no doubt that the Russian military leadership deliberately gave the order to use weapons against Ukrainian ships,” Deputy Head of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, Oleh Frolov, said, presenting to journalists the relevant clip. “In fact, it’s a miracle the Ukrainian sailors survived as they were attacked from six types of weapons overall,” Frolov said.
As a Su-30SM fighter jet pilot communicated with the control tower, the latter asked: “Did you do the job?” “I did the job, practically, with the two [missiles],” the fighter pilot responded.
Also, the tower asked a pilot of one of the two K52 attack helicopters that scrambled to engage Ukrainian vessels about the number of ammunition used: "Report on the use of “pencils,” to which the pilot responded that his aircraft used none, while the other helicopter in the pair fired two. The audio released on YouTube is in Russian.
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