Georgian trace may be found in the case of poisoning ex-GRU colonel Sergei Skripal in Great Britain

Summary

Georgian trace may be found in the case of poisoning ex-GRU colonel Sergei Skripal in Great Britain. Commenting on the issue, Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, focused on the U.S. Defense Department’s medical-biological activities, including in Georgia.

Disproof

No evidence given. 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=, euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&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.

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

Sakinform echoes the statements made by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova on April 12, 2018. Commenting on the issue of Skripal poisoning, Zakharova noted that Russia was deeply concerned about the scales of the Pentagon’s medical-biological activities near Russian borders. Biological weapon and biological sabotage plotted by the United States against Russia is one of recurring themes of pro-Kremlin disinformation. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77462&date=,

The Central Public Health Reference Laboratory (CPHRL), the so called Lugar Laboratory was opened in 2011 under the Framework Agreement signed in 1997 and the Agreement on Cooperation in the Area of Prevention of Proliferation of Technology, Pathogens and Expertise Related to the Development of Biological Weapons signed between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Georgian Defense Ministry in 2002. The United States provided a total of USD 350 million for the construction and technical equipment of the laboratory. In 2013 the laboratory moved to subordination of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) and from 2018 the Government of Georgia will assume responsibility for full funding and operation of the Lugar center and laboratory network. Further debunking by Myth Detector: www.mythdetector.ge/en/myth/sakinform-and-zakharova-looking-georgian-trace-skripal-poisoning,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 105
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: UK, Russia, US, Georgia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Biological weapons
  • Outlet: Sakinform
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New evidence that the chemical attack in Douma was a fake

The Western politicians and the media are ignoring the obvious evidence that there was no chemical attack in Douma.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on chemical attack in Douma. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The story is illustrated with pictures that in fact were published in Global Times in 2016, and are behind-the-scenes pictures from a film with which a Syrian-born film-maker "wanted to attract the world’s attention to the real-life stories of the victims of the 2013 sarin gas attack."  Further debunking by the Insider and TV Dozhd.

Only fake evidence of a chemical attack in Douma

Laughable carelessness when stories on Douma chemical attack were cooked up [by the White Helmets], with children forced to pretend to be wounded, dead, poisoned with a deadly gas.

In the video, a girl in a red sweater lies under a striped blanket whereas in posted photos the same girl lies in the center of another room among numerous dead bodies of adults. This is a pure fake.

An appropriate question arises as to how the allegedly dead children could move around different rooms.

Similar manipulations using children were used by the White Helmets in staging an alleged chemical attack in Khan-Shaykhun.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on the White Helmets and Douma attack. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=white+helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=, , https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77353&date=

According to the World Health Organisation, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals.

More than 70 people sheltering in basements have reportedly died, with 43 of those deaths related to symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals. Two health facilities were also reportedly affected by these attacks. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2018/chemical-attacks-syria/en/

For 235 years, Crimea is Russia’s

For 235 years, Crimea is Ours [Russia’s]. On April 19, 1783 Empress Catherine the Great issued a Manifesto on Crimea’s accession to the Russian Empire.

Disproof

Crimea is part of Ukraine. In 1783 Catherine II (the Great) annexed Crimean peninsula. After that, rivalry between the Russians and the Turks persisted, and in the Crimean War (1853–56) it expanded into a broader European conflict.

When the Revolution of 1917 led to the collapse of the Russian Empire, the remaining Crimean Tatars declared Crimea to be an independent democratic republic. The peninsula was reorganized as the Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1921. After the war Crimea was downgraded from an autonomous republic to an oblast (region) of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, and in 1954 it was transferred to Ukraine. www.britannica.com/place/Crimea,