UKRAINE RELEASED INTERCEPTED RUSSIAN RADIO COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE BLACK SEA INCIDENT (ANALYSIS)
26 November, 2018
On November 26, the Ukrainian Armed Forces released the radio communication between Russian border guard ships and operations duty officers of the Russian Navy.
The Ukrainian General Staff alleged that the radio interception is “an evidence of purposeful aggressive escalation of the situation (in the Black and Azov seas) which was ordered by millitary and military-political leadership of the Russian Federation”. The transcript of the intercepted communications with SF comments is below:
HINT: to run foul of a ship – to use the hull of your ship to stop or damage another ship.
The communication record also includes “Medvedev is in panic, shouting” part. Some mainstream media already started speculating that this is Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. However, Medevedev is a common surname in Russia and the officers are likely refering to some local commander.