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A very good appearance of Yulia Skripal on her recent interview’s video proves that Novichok was not used on her in the UK

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Many women in Russia and in other countries […] will now ask whether it is possible to set up ‘Novichok’ clinics.

We really like the changes in Julia’s [Skripal] appearance –  from ‘before’ to ‘after’ [Photographs shown on the screen in the studio] It is obvious there has been no ‘Novichok’ used there.



Comparing photographs of Yulia Skripal before and after the poisoning cannot serve as a proof that there was no attack.

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on the Skripal poisoning https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

On Sunday 4 March Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia. As for the scar on her throat, news outlets, including the BBC and Telegraph, have described it as a result of a tracheotomy, a surgical procedure which opens a hole in a person's windpipe to help them breathe. She has not shared specifics of her treatment, but described it as "invasive, painful, and depressing." http://uk.businessinsider.com/skripal-poisoning-yulia-skripal-neck-scar-hints-at-painful-recovery-2018-5?r=US&IR=T

For the UK response see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/novichok-nerve-agent-use-in-salisbury-uk-government-response

The OPCW have confirmed the UK findings in the case. "The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people." https://www.opcw.org/news/article/opcw-issues-report-on-technical-assistance-requested-by-the-united-kingdom/

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Reported in: Issue 110
Date: 29.05.2018
Language: Russian
Country: UK
Keywords: Sergei Skripal
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 22:37
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