Great Britain is the main locomotive of Russophobia in the world

Summary

The deep state in the US and Theresa May are the only ones who believe that Russia and Putin are toxic.

Great Britain is the main locomotive of the Russophobic trend in the world. Great Britain cannot recognize Russia, because Russia has challenged the British empire and won.

Disproof

This is a 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.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 156
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US, United States, UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Theresa May, Anti-Russian, Deep state, Russophobia
  • Outlet: 60 Minut @ Rossiya 1 (14:13 - 14:39)
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The EU has decided that Ukraine does not deserve much attention

The European Union, having seen enough of this ugly nonsense, has decided that Ukraine, which has become a stumbling-block in EU-Russia relations, does not deserve that much attention. The question of Crimea has been put in brackets.

We cannot claim that sanctions will be lifted, most likely not, however they will no longer have this sick attitude to the question of Crimea or sailors that Ukraine considers prisoners of war.

Disproof

This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about abandoned Ukraine. It also plays on common disinformation narratives about the annexation of Crimea and the Kerch Strait incident.

The disinformation message appeared after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted to reinstate Russia's voting rights. However, the European Union and the Council of Europe are two separate entities. The European Union continues to support the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and maintains a strict non-recognition policy with regard to the illegal annexation of Crimea. The Council of Europe has also condemned the illegal annexation of Crimea.

There was a Maidan coup d’état in Ukraine

The behaviour of Ukrainian elites on the international stage after the Maidan coup d’état can be described in relation to Russia with a short formula – “Us versus them”.

Disproof

There was no coup d’état in Kyiv in 2014; this is a longstanding pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine's Euromaidan protests.

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction by several segments of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the promised Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. See the full debunk here.