In the latest call intercepted by Ukrainian GUR intelligence service, the Russian officer belonging to the 64th separate motorised rifle brigade (one responsible for Bucha massacre) is discussing with a regular soldier a range of topics from Shoygu’s position in the army to the payment the Russian soldiers are receiving. As always, it wouldn’t be a call with two Russians without some “refuseniks” (i.e. people who refused to go into attacks, and leave their ranks).
(O)=Russian officer (R)=Russian solider
(R): Good afternoon, comrade… how are you?
(O): F*ck! Better not to say.
(R): Are you coming here? Or not yet?
(R): You coming on those vehicles? The BVM’s?
(O): Four BVM’s and six BV’s.
(R): “…” We’ve had some news flash that Shoygu was removed from office, yes? Have you heard about that?
(O): Don’t think so? He was recently awarding Omurbekov (head of 64th motorised rifle brigade) with a medal “Zvezda”.
(R): Are we being deliberately misinformed or something?.. “…” What I wanted to ask is, what’s going on with the money?
(O): The good news for you is that from yesterday, you’ll be getting 8,500 rubles every day, instead of dollars.
(R): 8,500 a day?
(O): Yes, yes, so in a month it will be 250,000, plus two salaries.
(R): Holy f*ck! That’s f*cking awesome. Is this confirmed?
(O): Putin signed the order on Sunday.
(R): F*cking awesome. We have a f*ckton of refuseniks!
(O): I’ve no idea where to get 366 people…
(R): Is it all empty?
(O): Yes! We have.. around 150 people refuseniks. All who come back from there, no one even has a right to judge them. Who would want to go to this hell a second time?
📞 «Тут 150 відмовників. Їх ніхто і засуджувати не має права» – офіцери російської 64 ОМСБР, що чинила звірства в Бучі, обговорюють неспроможність набрати новий особовий склад pic.twitter.com/VqtG1QULgS
— Defence intelligence of Ukraine (@DI_Ukraine) June 14, 2022