Disinfo: Navalny was not poisoned before the plane landed in Omsk according to a French journalist

Summary

The Navalny poisoning turned into an absurd farce, analysed a French journalist. There are three inconsistencies. First, if Alexei Navalny was poisoned by a nerve agent he would be dead or heavily disabled, he wouldn’t have recovered. Second, if Novichok was used, the collaborators who took the water bottle in the hotel would have been poisoned also. And third, if Novichok was used, the plane passengers or the crew who might have been in physical contact with Alexei Navalny would have been poisoned too. As a consequence, Alexei Navalny was not poisoned before the plane landed in Omsk.

Disproof

Part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the poisoning of Navalny, which follows the same playbook as the one deployed after the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury in 2018. The case has been debunked also by The Insider (in Russian).

Cristelle Néant cannot be called a French Journalist nor does she work for a French media outlet. She is living on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic since 2015 and has the citizenship of this non recognised state since 2016. She was not a journalist before she left for Donbas and has not been in Western Europe since 2015. The press agencies DONi and Donbass Insider cannot be called independent. The website Agoravox is not a French media outlet but a citizens platform to which anybody can register and publish their own material.

The exact circumstances of the poisoning has yet to be investigated. Russian authorities have so far not moved forward on conducting any kind of investigation on the attempted murder of Alexei Navalny.

Read also: Navalny wasn’t poisoned with Novichok, he would be dead within 10 minutes, It is impossible to recover from a Novichok poisoning, The Germans invented the bottle with Novichok to hide that they contaminated Navalny’s body fluids in Berlin.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 215
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/09/2020
  • Language/target audience: French, English, Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: novichok, Alexei Navalny, Donbas

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Navalny works with the CIA and receives instructions from this Agency

Navalny works with the CIA and receives instructions from this Agency.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to support the article’s claims.

This message is part of the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign about the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. It seeks to discredit Navalny by suggesting that he is an asset of the CIA and is controlled by this Agency. Pro-Kremlin disinformation often targets Russian opposition figures accusing them of being agents of Western intelligence services.

Belarus is under attack by the unilateral globalist world to indirectly destabilise Vladimir Putin

The CIA and the US state department have been financing small opposition groups in Belarus for years. They also mandate the French president to meddle in Belarus’s international affairs because the US doesn’t want to do it publicly.

Belarus and Russia are two brother countries that were together for a millennium and have been artificially separated, because of the end of the Soviet Union.

The aim of the globalist side is to attack Russia because it still resists them, but they do it indirectly, first they destabilise Belarus and neighbouring countries. Emmanuel Macron or the EU commission link the Navalny and Belarus files: it proves that this is a coordinated attack against Russia. The purpose is to take control of the Russian territory that resist their hegemony.

There is a choice to make between the unilateral globalist world and the multilateral world advocated by Vladimir Putin. OSCE cannot help in Belarus because in 2004 they destroyed the political system of Ukraine.

There cannot be new elections in Belarus, otherwise, it is the end of the legitimacy of the states. Leaders won’t be chosen by electors but appointed by the international community. This is the end of sovereignty and states.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the all-Russian nation and Russian world, and Western attempts to disrupt Belarusian-Russian relations.

Ukraine and Belarus are sovereign states. The disinformation message forwards a false dilemma about the direction of Belarus's and Ukraine's political development (union with Russia vs. an unavoidable loss of sovereignty degradation) and promotes the concept of all-Russian civilisation, an imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that is a favoured pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Belarusians and Ukrainians, as well as their sovereignty. Belarus and Ukraine are well-defined nation-states with a long history, which preserved their languages, literature and identity, despite foreign rule for long periods.

East Germany was attached to the West as a colony

30 years ago, on the 3rd October 1990, West and East Germany united and became one state. This is the official version. In fact it was unfriendly incorporation and East Germany, former GDR betrayed by the Soviet Union attached to the West as a colony.

Disproof

Historical revisionism and disinformation about the unification of Germany.

The downfall of the German Democratic Republic was triggered by the decay of the other communist regimes in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. After the fall of the Berlin wall, first free multiparty elections took place in East Germany, where a the eastern counterpart of Christian Democratic Union won the majority of votes. The new government began negotiations for a treaty of unification of Germany, amid a surging tide of refugees from East to West. The final barrier to reunification fell in July 1990 when German chancellor Kohl prevailed upon Gorbachev to drop his objections to a unified Germany within the NATO alliance in return for sizable financial aid to the Soviet Union. A unification treaty was ratified by the Bundestag and the People’s Chamber in September and went into effect on October 3, 1990. The German Democratic Republic joined the Federal Republic as five additional Länder (federal states). Read more about the reunification of Germany here.