British intelligence services have disseminated numerous versions of the Skripal incident

Summary
British intelligence services are throwing into the public space numerous versions of the incident in Salisbury.
Disproof

Classic whataboutism, accusing your critic of exactly what you have been exposed as doing. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Salisbury poisoning. The claim about the UK allegedly staging the Skripals' poisoning is an unfounded conspiracy theory.

UK police and intelligence investigations have produced hard evidence which is sufficient to charge two Russian nationals for the attack on the Skripals. These two individuals have been established as officers of the Russian Military Intelligence, GRU.  More British public documents/statements on the case here and here. 

The EU Member States support the UK findings, and decided unanimously to introduce sanctions against the GRU officers responsible and their commanding officers.

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publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 148
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Intelligence services, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: RT Russian
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Contemporary Europe is an Islamic zone and more godless than communism

Europe is defacing itself and its existence. It is not Europe of Peter and Paul, it is not Europe of big men and not Europe of big Roman bishops. Contemporary Europe in its anti-Christian spirit is more godless than communism. Communism inherited at least a little bit of Christian morality. Europe has neither that spirit, nor that morality and today it completely destroys Christianity and becomes an Islamic zone.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the Islamisation of Europe in line with a similar narrative on the morally decaying West.

 

Crimea has become a Russian region following the referendum after the coup d’état

Crimea has become a Russian region following the referendum of March 2014 in which 96.77% of the Republic’s population and 95.6% of Sevastopol inhabitants voted to become part of Russia. Crimean authorities organised the referendum after the coup d’état.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Crimea’s referendum and the Maidan.

No international body recognises the so-called referendum held on the 16th of March 2014. On the 27th of March 2014, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which stated that the referendum in Crimea was not valid and could not serve as a basis for any change in the status of the peninsula. 5 years on, the EU re-affirms its support for Ukraine's territorial integrity.

Moldova imports fewer products from the EU

The share of EU countries in total Moldovan imports decreased from 48.33% to 46.61%. Compared to the same period in 2018, imports to Moldova of goods from the EU in January-February 2019 increased by only 0.05% to $ 387.73 million.

The largest volumes of imports to Moldova from the EU countries in the first 2 months of 2019 came from Romania, Germany, Italy, Poland and France.

Disproof

This article has a headline that is misleading. According to information from the National Bureau of Statistics from Republic of Moldova, Moldovan imports from EU countries grew in the first two months of 2019, despite the headline's claiming the opposite.

According to official data, in the first two months of 2017, the Republic of Moldova imported products from EU countries worth 273.402 thousand US dollars. In the first two months of 2019, Moldova imported products worth 387,729 thousand US dollars. Therefore, the trend is an upward trend.