London will fake an accident when it no longer needs Yulia Skripal

Summary

British secret services will fake an accident to eliminate Yulia Skripal once London no longer needs her. Currently, Britain needs the Skripals to justify sanctions against Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. There are many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media about the Skripal poisoning.

British police and intelligence investigations have produced sufficient hard evidence to charge two Russian nationals for the attack on the Skripals. These two individuals have been identified as officers of the GRU, the Russian military Intelligence service. More British public documents and statements on the case can be found here and here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 138
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/02/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: novichok, Sergei Skripal, Secret services, Sanctions
  • Outlet: Izvestia
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Disproof

EKRE has never been a runner-up in any of the multiple opinion polls conducted by reputable polling organisations in the last three years. It has regularly come third, however. Links to the Estonian Public Broadcaster’s reports on the results of the opinion polls are compiled on this Wikipedia page.

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British special services will eliminate Yulia Skripal

Yulia Skripal will be eliminated by the British special forces as an unnecessary witness of the Salisbury poisoning. For now, Britain needs her alive so that it can continue manipulate public opinion.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Sergei Skripal and the alleged British conspiracy surrounding the case.

There are many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media about the Skripal poisoning.

Venezuelan food shortages are mainstream media propaganda

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Disproof

The report relies on footage from a single supermarket, which it says is located in an "upscale neighbourhood in Caracas." It advances the recurring Kremlin narrative that the mainstream media produces biased accounts of foreign events, in concert with the Western powers-that-be.

The issue of food scarcity and its impact on Venezuela has been documented in multiple independent studies and widely attributed to the country's dependence on agricultural imports and the fiscal policies of the Maduro government.