Disinfo: Latest US sanctions against Russia prove that the British version of the Skripal case was made up


The latest US sanctions against Russia in the Skripal case are powerful evidence that London’s official story was fictional. Further, this official story about Skripal poisoning is fully discredited.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Salisbury poisoning. The disinformation message was created as a series of inconsistencies, implying a US and UK governments conspiracy behind the Skripal poisoning.

British police have presented a solid chain of evidence about the Skripal case, including pictures, that connects the two suspects to particular locations in the case. EU and the EU Member States have supported the conclusions of the British investigation.

Bellingcat research found that both “Alexander Petrov” and “Ruslan Boshirov” are active GRU officers. This conclusion is based on objective data and on discussions with confidential Russian sources familiar with the identity of either one of the two persons.

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  • Reported in: Issue 160
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Serbian
  • Country: UK, Russia, US
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Sanctions


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US deploys missiles prohibited by INF treaty in Poland and Romania

At military bases in Romania and Poland the US is deploying systems that are capable of launching Tomahawk-type cruise missiles, prohibited by the INF agreement.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that blames the US for the demise of the INF treaty because of its noncompliance with the Treaty in several areas.

In reality, Russia bears primary responsibility for the end of the INF because it produced, tested and deployed the 9M729 missile which violates the treaty.

Russia’s involvement in the Skripal case has never been proved

Russia’s involvement in the Skripal case has never been proved.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury claiming that the UK has never proved Russia’s involvement and has not provided any evidence.

As clearly stated  by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council on the 5th of September 2018, UK police and UK intelligence services have produced sufficient hard forensic evidence to charge two Russian nationals, identified as officers of the Russian Military Intelligence, GRU, for the attack against the Skripals. The investigative outlet Bellingcat has later revealed the identities of the two Russian nationals.

USA is the gravedigger of the INF Treaty

Russia calls on the USA to give up on mid- and short-range missile deployment plans. Washington is the “gravedigger of the INF Treaty” because they have started and finished the procedure of unilateral withdrawal from the Treaty.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative claiming that the US is entirely responsible for the demise of the INF treaty.

Since 2014, the US has been trying to resolve the issue and has pressed Russia to return to the compliance with its obligations under the INF Treaty. However, it faced  continuous attempts to mislead and denials.