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Translated into English

(Video starts)

This is another plane, I think. It’s the fighter. Commander: There, part of engine. Other: Yes, I think. Cmdr: Yes, it’s the Sukhoi. (Phone): Call the headquarte­rs, the town, he will take you there. Background: There’s coins here. Cmdr: There’s five people who jumped. Background: This is the Sukhoi lying around. Background: You know how many bodies out there? Cmdr: They say the Sukhoi (fighter) brought down the civilian plane and ours brought down the fighter. Background: But where is the Sukhoi? There it is … it’s the passenger plane. Background: It’s just fragments.

(Phone ringing) Cmdr: Hello, yes, we’re at the crash site. What, is there another plane taken down there? Understood, keep the perimeter, don’t let the civilians in. OK then, we’ll be there soon. It’s a civilian, it’s some civilian. Background: But what direction did it come from … and fall? Background: Look, aluminium. Background:

(Undistingu­ished). Where is the Sukhoi then? Background: It’s confusing. No idea where the Sukhoi is, it’s burning here and there and debris everywhere.

(Phone ringing) Cmdr: Yes (KOT). Speak. What? No, don’t fly in anywhere yet, wait for the orders. Remain at the headquarte­rs. Background: Civilians, move away, spread out! Let’s go! Move … Cmdr: The civilian plane. Malaysian. Cmdr: Yes, there are a lot of bodies, women … Anyway, have to go with Vinograbov. Here … you’ll see here. Background: Orange in colour, the black box. Cmdr: (Still on the phone) OK, OK. Background: Look for the

black box everywhere.

Background: Don’t film here. Cmdr: I’m not filming faces, I never film faces.

Cmdr: Guys, I don’t like it either if it’s leaked on the internet.

Cmdr: Are you filming here guys?

Cmdr: This is some military (expletive). Cmdr: Don’t film here guys.

Background: No, it’s some sort of bag. Cmdr: Got a knife? Background: Military something ….

Cmdr: Commander, can someone come here? Open it, I will stand and watch or hold the camera and I will open it. Open it.

Background: There are documents; it will tell whose plane it is right away. Cmdr: Disperse the civilians! Cmdr: These are clothes. Cmdr: Get rid of the civilians! Background: Documents … Background: Some stewardess, not Russian.

Cmdr: Get rid of all the civilians!

Cmdr: It’s a Malaysian Airport (ID), Malaysian airlines. It expires on the 26th of July 2018.

(Phone Ringing)

Yes. Hello.

Background: “Chink” looking laying around there. Civilians … spread out!

Cmdr: Get rid of the civilians. Place the cars.

Cmdr: You see, they are foreigners, Malaysians.

Background: Who’s opened a corridor for them to fly over here?

Cmdr: Even a f---ing parrot flew.

Cmdr: There are birds everywhere, here’s one, here’s another. Where from? There’s another bird there!

(Phone ringing)

Cmdr: Hello, yes. They saw a pilot parachutin­g there. Parachute jumper.

Cmdr: Get out there with your men …. Right now. And where’s the parachute jumper?

Cmdr: The plane fell at Lesnaya Skazka (village name). Understood. OK. The car has left to there. Let’s go already. Understood.

Cmdr: Thank you girl. After the war we’ll give you a

medal. Cmdr: It’s a civilian.

Background: Black box … Cmdr: There’s the black box, Look! Take it to our car. Look for the other one, there should be two.

Background: They are not Russian. Cmdr: Show me the photo. Cmdr: Yes. Background: Muhamed Jatri. Background: Take this.

There are a lot of bodies, women ... you see, they are foreigners ... it’s a civilian RUSSIAN-BACKED REBEL COMMANDER

Background: What is this? Cmdr: Check it out. Cmdr: There’s a plastic bag, put it in there. Background: Some sort of equipment, there’s a charger for it. Cmdr: We apparently found one black box. We need the second black box. Cmdr: Show me. Careful there. I’m filming here. Cmdr: Just break the package, why go through the pain? Cmdr: Put it somewhere there: Cmdr: It’s Malaysian, here’s the stewardess’ identifica­tion card. Cmdr: And what is this jacket? Some wind jacket? Background: Look for more informatio­n out there. Cmdr: Put it all there, the investigat­ion is going deal with it. Cmdr: (name suppressed), Australia Australia … Cmdr: (to someone in the distance) Get rid of the Skoda. There’s a Skoda sitting there. Background: Open the bag. Some sort of equipment. Cmdr: Binoculars, they are broken … useless. Documents. Look in the bag. Documents. Background: From the documents, what flight was it? Cmdr: There, I have the ID.

(Phone ringing) Yes (Ruslan?). I’m filming, taking pictures. I’ll check, I see it. There’s some birds here, parrots, too, I’ll take you to see the parrot. Background: There’s some journalist­s here, well, almost journalist­s. Background: I can see. Why is there a case full of birds? Come here, Oleg.

(Phone ringing) Yes Ruslan, hi. I’m here, a plane was brought down. I’m at the crash site.

I will be there. I will be there for sure. Same time: (Another phone) Yes, Roman, come over here, our people are here too. OK (Roman), I’ll call you later. Background: There’s a USB here, I want to see what’s on it … battery … Cmdr: The other plane that fell down, they are after them, the pilots. Background: The second one? Cmdr: Yes, there’s two planes taken down. We need the second. Background: The second one is a civilian too? Background: The fighter jet brought down this one, and our people brought down the fighter. Background: They decided to do it this way, to look like we have brought down the plane. Cmdr: I have the power. Oleg, I have the power if anything, take that into considerat­ion. Cmdr: Collect the USBs. The informatio­n is the most important. Cmdr: Let the firefighte­rs extinguish the flames.

(Phone ringing) Yes Kalyian. I understood you, but we’re already at the crash site. A passenger plane was brought down. They brought down the passenger plane and we brought down the fighter. We’re at the crash site. Cmdr: The other team is working there, they are already taking over. Guys, where’s the village 49 (Grabovo)? Background: We’re not from around here, we don’t know. There, ask them. Who’s local here? Forty-nine? On the other side of the field. Cmdr: The parachute jumpers are there. Background: But there are two planes, from my understand­ing. Background: And what’s the other one? A Sukhoi? Cmdr: A Sukhoi. The Sukhoi brought down the plane and we brought down the Sukhoi. Is it far from here? Where did it fall? Looks like … Where’s the smoke coming from? Somewhere else is burning, the 49 village. I mean … the two pilots landed on parachutes.

(Phone ringing) Cmdr: Yes, speak. I’m here, I’m in Grabovo. Right at the place. I’m not at the bird site, I’m in the field. I didn’t get there yet. Cmdr: Five parachutes jumped off this plane. Five people jumped off this plane on the bird site. How to get there? OK we’ll go there soon. We’ll see. OK then. Cmdr: Yes, I see them, Chinese … (video ends)

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