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Maybe Sergei Skripal is dead

Summary of Disinformation

Relatives of Sergei and Yulia Skripal think Sergei might be dead. The Salisbury hospital staff are so frightened that they refused for any amount of money to take photographs with Sergei.


ria.ru/world/20180823/1527068802.html, , www.1tv.ru/news/2018-08-27/351211-sudba_sergeya_skripalya_vyzyvaet_vse_bolshe_opaseniy_u_ego_rodstvennikov
web.archive.org/web/20180903144403/https://www.1tv.ru/news/2018-08-27/351211-sudba_sergeya_skripalya_vyzyvaet_vse_bolshe_opaseniy_u_ego_rodstvennikov, web.archive.org/web/20180903144407/https://ria.ru/world/20180823/1527068802.html
Disproof

No evidence given. No reliable resources have reported that there would be any reasons to assume that Sergei Skripal is dead. Further debunking by the Insider: theins.ru/antifake/114915,

Background:

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Salisbury attack. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= 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=

On Sunday 4 March Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia. As for the scar on her throat, news outlets, including the BBC and Telegraph, have described it as a result of a tracheotomy, a surgical procedure which opens a hole in a person's windpipe to help them breathe. She has not shared specifics of her treatment, but described it as "invasive, painful, and depressing." http://uk.businessinsider.com/skripal-poisoning-yulia-skripal-neck-scar-hints-at-painful-recovery-2018-5?r=US&IR=T

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

The OPCW have confirmed the UK findings in the case. "The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people." https://www.opcw.org/news/article/opcw-issues-report-on-technical-assistance-requested-by-the-united-kingdom/

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Reported in: Issue 116
Date: 23.08.2018
Language: Russian
Country: UK, Russia
Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Chemical weapons/attack
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Ria Novosti, Pervyi Kanal
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