Disinfo: Pictures of the suspects in the Skripal case are fabricated


The images of the suspects proof that there is something suspicious about the UK’s evidence: same place, same corridor, same time. But it is impossible for two people to occupy the same space at the same time.


There are multiple parallel gates at the Gatwick airport that would have allowed the two suspects pass through the gates at the same time. While the surroundings are identical, the photographs were taken at slightly different angles, indicating different cameras in different positions. Read more by Bellingcat and by Polygraph.


  • Reported in: Issue 117
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal


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Skripal poison suspects are British TV actors

CCTV pictures recovered by the British police were actually shots taken from a series called ‘KGB Spy’. So, in fact, Skripal poison suspects were British actors in a TV drama, according to a Facebook post by producer Michael Killigan.


No evidence given. Internet searches produced no trace of a home-grown drama called 'KGB Spy.' There is no record of a Facebook account for a TV producer by that name, according to The Sun.


London is concealing information in the Skripal case

Only the first and last names of the suspects are known, there are photos, but nothing else: no passport numbers, no visa numbers, no additional data.


The information that had been made public is all that Russia needs in order to identify the suspects. For more detailed debunking, see this article by Polygraph.