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After Brexit, the UK will lead a Russophobic camp in Europe

Summary of Disinformation

After Brexit, the UK will be looking for a new role, and that role will be the leader of a Russophobic camp in Europe.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative linking Britain and Russophobia.

This claim was made after British Prime Minister Theresa May confronted Russian President Putin about the Skripal poisoning at the G20 meeting in Osaka.

Background:

British police and investigations from the intelligence services have produced hard forensic evidence which was sufficient to charge two Russian nationals – identified as officers of the Russian Military Intelligence, GRU – for the attack on the Skripals. Following this attack, the United Kingdom notified the OPCW, invited them to confirm the identity of the substance involved, and briefed members of the Security Council. The OPCW’s independent expert laboratories confirmed the UK’s identification of the Russian produced Novichok nerve agent. The OPCW rejected Russia’s claims about a second Salisbury nerve agent.

The identities of the two Russian nationals were later revealed by Bellingcat and the Insider investigative outlets. No other forensic evidence was presented accusing other individuals.

Read more about the pro-Kremlin disinformation about the Salisbury poisoning: Conspiracy mania marks one-year anniversary of the Skripal poisoning.

 

 

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Reported in: Issue 156
Date: 28.06.2019
Language: Russian
Country: UK, Russia
Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Theresa May, Brexit, Anti-Russian, Russophobia
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya Pokhazhet @ Pervyi Kanal (53:42 - 54:02)
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