UK accusing Russia on poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter is Goebbels propaganda, nobody believes it

Summary

How was the incident in Salisbury presented? It was immediately packaged as Russia’s aggression in the UK. What are we talking about? We are talking about the fact that Russia attacked its own citizens in the UK using chemical weapons? This is incredible, this is already some level of the Goebbels propaganda.

Disproof

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

The nerve agent has been identified as Novichok (which means newcomer in Russian). It is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in Russia in the 1970s and 1980s. https://www.voanews.com/a/british-prime-minister-russia-poisoning-spy/4294683.html It's so unusual, that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it and no country outside of Russia is known to have developed the substance. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html, https://theconversation.com/what-we-know-about-novichok-the-newby-nerve-agents-linked-to-russia-93264

In its statement, the European Union expressed shock at the offensive use of any military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, for the first time on European soil in over 70 years. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/03/19/statement-by-the-foreign-affairs-council-on-the-salisbury-attack/

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  • Reported in: Issue 103
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia, The West
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Joseph Goebbels, Maria Zakharova
  • Outlet: ‘Pyatyi kanal’ TV channel
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The provocation in Salisbury gave the last argument to exclude Russia from participation in the discussion on chemical problems in Syria.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given of a "provocation".

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons use in Syria and Sergei Skripal poisoning.  euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria+chemical+weapons&disinfo_issue=&date=, , euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=,

After Skripal poisoning, the West now says that Russians are a nation of criminals

After Skripal poisoning, the West now says that Russians are a nation of criminals.

Disproof

No one has called Russians a nation of criminals.

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The West punishes Russia for having chosen Putin as a president again

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Disproof

The expulsion has nothing to do with the Russian election.

On Sunday 4 March Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia.

143 Russian intelligence officers based in 26 countries were expelled as a reaction to the attack. www.gov.uk/government/news/novichok-nerve-agent-use-in-salisbury-uk-government-response,