Disinfo: MI5 linked to the murders of Boris Berezovsky, Badri Patarkatsishvili and former KGB agents


The UK extends the rights for its Special Forces to kill and torture throughout the world.

UK’s Security Service MI5 is linked to high-profile murders of former KGB agents, attempted murders, as well as deaths of some persons associated with Russia, including Boris Berezovsky and Badri Patarkatsishvili.

It is beyond any doubt that Berezovsky was cooperating with British Special Forces. He was recruited by an agent named Pablo Miller – the same Pablo Miller, who also recruited Alexander Litvinenko – later he was killed in London – as well as recently poisoned Sergei Skripal. “So, the question arises – why do the agents of British special forces become the victims of criminals exactly when it is so favourable for their employers?”.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy narrative about UK secret services.

Boris Berezovsky, a fiery critic of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin who fled to the UK in 2000, was found dead at the age of 67. Some investigative journalists have suggested that the death of Boris Berezovsky was ordered by the Kremlin.

Badri Patarkatsishvili was Boris Berezovsky’s close associate and his business partner. He has been forced to flee Russia in 2001 under threat of prosecution for fraud and was found dead at his home in Great Britain in February 2008. According to the British investigation, he died of heart failure.

Recently, the Georgian prosecutor’s office released an audio tape recorded in 2007, announcing that it has charged three former Georgian officials with plotting Patarkatsishvili assassination. The Georgian prosecutor’s office emphasized that plotting the assassination and the death of Patarkatsishvili are two independent cases.

Further debunking by Mythdetector.


  • Reported in: Issue 123
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Badri Patarkatsishvili, Sergei Skripal, Chemical weapons/attack, Conspiracy, Alexander Litvinenko


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