Intercepted call reveals Russia’s concealment of Donbas casualties




The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has intercepted a phone conversation between a Donbas terrorist and a Russian official regarding “cargo 200” shipments of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine.

On February 4, the SBU intercepted a conversation between the official responsible for handling the “cargo 200” shipments to the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation in Rostov-on-Don, the Russian officer  Evgeny Anatoliyevich, alias “Vozhd” (Leader), and a representative of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” called Bezzakonnyi.

Vozhd tells Bezzakonnyi that all the “certificates” prepared in Ukraine for “cargo 200″ are invalid and that (his group) must prepare Russian documentation for each one. Otherwise, ” the documents with stamps from the Donetsk morgues keep popping up in various parts of Russia,” causing him problems with the “three-letter agency” (FSB –Federal Security Service, Russian intelligence — Ed.).

Vozhd says that all “cargo 200” transports must be approved by him. The bodies of soldiers should not be placed in “zinc” (coffins — Ed.) as they will be sent to appropriate military units and the documents will be “cleaned up.” Furthermore, Vozhd says he has issued an order that “cargo 200” shipments with Ukrainian certificates will not be accepted and will be considered “criminal corpses.”

Since May 2014 a special center has been set up in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, where bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine are handled.

Earlier, Dzerkalo Tyzhnia reported that Russia has started directing “cargo 200” shipments to annexed Crimea. According to the Russian human rights activist Elena Vasileva, Russian soldiers report that only a small portion of those killed in Ukraine are shipped back to Russia. Most are buried in the Donbas. Vasileva believes that more than 5,000 Russian soldiers have been killed but that only a thousand or so have been delivered to relatives through “cargo 200.”



Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: I-Press
Source: Dzerkalo Tyzhnia
Source: Espreso TV

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  • Milton Devonair

    Keep stacking up the bodies of the russian apes.
    Greater violence is the only thing they understand as meaning “no”.

    • jamesmace


  • Jens A

    Even to their own soldiers, Putin’s system is completely indifferent. They don’t care a damn about any humans!

  • Brent

    Civilized countries repatriate their fallen soldiers and honor them when they return home. The U.S. has done this since the Korean War, the British Ministry of Defence repatriates their fallen soldiers and Canada has its “Highway of Heroes”. We don’t hide our dead. We honor their ultimate sacrifice by fighting for our freedom and liberty.

    Russia, doesn’t honor those that go to battle for it. Russia is scared to admit where it sends its soldiers, dishonors their families by not telling them what happened to them, and dishonors their remains by not returning them to their native soil.

    And we’re supposed to be the ‘evil’ ones in the West?

    • rgb

      Russia does not fight for freedom, never has!

      • Brent

        Agreed. Look at the tyrannical regimes Russia supports
        >North Korea

        Not exactly holiday hotspots.

        We sure never heard about Russia sending anyone to try to contain Ebola either

  • Murf

    How many times must we go through this.
    They are same as the USSR, and Imperial Russia.
    Some cultures cannot handle real power.
    The next time the Russian government falls apart can we finally breakup it up in to non threatening parts?

    • AndrewO

      I was intrigued by your comment, that some cultures cannot handle real power. As a friendly amendment, I would suggest that some cultures cannot handle freedom, they find security in autocratic rule and confuse sociopathic behavior with power and greatness. A culture with low self-worth needs a thug like Putler to show the world how “great” they are. However, don’t ask me to feel sorry for the Russians. They willingly choose to believe the lie and lend it all their support, and therefore are co-responsible for its government’s actions.