Britain invented the Skripal case to distract attention from Brexit

Summary

Britain invented the Skripal case to distract attention from Brexit.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Salisbury attack. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= and connecting Skripal poisoning with Brexit. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=skripal+brexit&disinfo_issue=&date=, 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 September 5, UK counter-terrorism police released images of two suspects in connections with the Salisbury attack. news.met.police.uk/news/counter-terrorism-police-release-images-of-two-suspects-in-connection-with-salisbury-attack-320534, , www.bbc.com/news/uk-45421445,

On September 6, France, Germany, US and Canada stated that they have full confidence in the British assessment that the two suspects were officers from the Russian military intelligence service, also known as the GRU, and that this operation was almost certainly approved at a senior government level. www.gov.uk/government/news/salisbury-attack-joint-statement-by-leaders-of-france-germany-the-united-states-canada-and-the-united-kingdom,

Background:

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/

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 117
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Brexit, Chemical weapons/attack
  • Outlet: 60 minut @Russia 1, 57:00
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Brits are victims of a team that invented the Skripal story to set the EU against Russia

British people are victims of their own government and of the team that invented the Skripal story… to set the EU against Russia. Britain needs this scandal to make itself visible in the international arena amid its diminishing importance.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Salisbury attack. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= 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 September 5, UK counter-terrorism police released images of two suspects in connections with the Salisbury attack. news.met.police.uk/news/counter-terrorism-police-release-images-of-two-suspects-in-connection-with-salisbury-attack-320534, , www.bbc.com/news/uk-45421445,

Pictures of the suspects in the Skripal case are fabricated

The images of the suspects proof that there is something suspicious about the UK’s evidence: same place, same corridor, same time. But it is impossible for two people to occupy the same space at the same time.

Disproof

There are multiple parallel gates at the Gatwick airport that would have allowed the two suspects pass through the gates at the same time. While the surroundings are identical, the photographs were taken at slightly different angles, indicating different cameras in different positions. Read more by Bellingcat and by Polygraph.

Skripal poison suspects are British TV actors

CCTV pictures recovered by the British police were actually shots taken from a series called ‘KGB Spy’. So, in fact, Skripal poison suspects were British actors in a TV drama, according to a Facebook post by producer Michael Killigan.

Disproof

No evidence given. Internet searches produced no trace of a home-grown drama called 'KGB Spy.' There is no record of a Facebook account for a TV producer by that name, according to The Sun.

Background: