Ukraine finally becomes “Anti-Russia” On September 14, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy approved a new National Security Strategy. … it is entirely built on the idea of a confrontation with Russia, in which its authors seriously expect to win. At the same time, the document is pathetically titled “Human security – the country’s security”, it seems to begin adequately: “A person, his life and health, honour and dignity, inviolability and security are the highest social value in Ukraine.” In relation to post-Maidan Ukraine, where human life has long lost any value, where there is a real civil war, it sounds like a mockery. But “seemingly adequate” ends there. Then the main thing begins – what, in general, the whole document comes down to – anti-Russian demagoguery.
Russia destroyed the stockpile of “Novichok” according to the rules of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which is registered and proven according to the applicable system, and all statements indicating the opposite are misleading information.
In September 2017, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed the full destruction of the 39,967 metric tons of chemical weapons possessed by Russia, but Novichoks were never declared to the OPCW and weren’t included in the Chemical Weapons Convention until 2019. This is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after the use of a chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group was established beyond any doubt by a specialist Bundeswehr laboratory. The use of multiple and simultaneous versions about an event involving questionable actions by the Russian government or its allies, in order to confound citizens about the actual truth, is a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation strategy, already seen in the cases of the MH17 downing, the illegal annexation of Crimea, the murder attempt against Sergei and Yulia Skripal or chemical attacks in Syria. See other examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives on Alexei Navalny’s poisoning in our database, such as claims that only caffeine and alcohol were found in his blood, that the US wanted to use it to block Nord Stream 2 and Russia’s vaccine against coronavirus, that the West hopes that he dies to have an excuse for new sanctions, or that Western accusations about Navalny’s case are as false as they were about Sergei Skripal and Alexander Litvinenko.