Disinfo: Russia’s involvement in Salisbury poisoning unproven

Summary

The European Union deliberately blames Russia for the poisoning of the former GRU intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. A year after the attack on Skripal, the United Kingdom was never able to prove a “Russian trace” and did not provide detailed evidence and evidence that would testify against Russia

Disproof

Consistent with many recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the Skripal poisoning.

The British government, together with the police, conducted a broad investigation into the fact of Scripal's poisoning. Through the media, investigators published most of the results of the investigation and evidence. It is separately emphasised that only Russia had the technical capabilities, experience and motive for the attack.

EU and all EU Member States have supported the conclusions of the British investigation.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 140
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/03/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal
  • Outlet: Channel One TV, Vremya Pokazhet (00:00; 00:03:00 and 00:09:19)
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Sweden’s feminist government orders not to investigate rapes to protect the immigrants that committed them

In 2017, 22,000 sexual crimes were registered in Sweden, 7,370 of them rapes. 58% of men convicted of rape and attempted rape over the past five years were born outside the European Union, and in cases where the victims didn’t know the attackers, the proportion of foreign-born sex offenders was more than 80%. But the “feminist” Swedish government (according to its own denomination) ordered police not to investigate it.

Disproof

There is no evidence to support the claim that the Swedish government has forbidden the police authority to investigate sexual violence, performed by immigrants.

The statistics reproduced in the article are genuine, extracted from an investigation by Swedish public television SVT and quoted by media like BBC. However, the narrative against immigrants and feminists is misleading and in line with a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative on migration. Similar cases can be found here.

OPCW says no chemical weapons were used in chemical attack happened in Douma

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has explicitly confirmed only one fact in its recently published final report on the alleged use of poison gas in the Syrian Douma on 7 April 2018: that no chemical weapons were used there.

 

Disproof

The OPCW is very clear about the use of chemical substances and, in particular, chlorine in Douma, Syria.

In its final report, the OPCW does not leave any doubts on the detection of chlorine on Douma: "based on the levels of chlorinated organic derivatives, detected in several environmental samples gathered at the sites of alleged use of toxic chemicals, which are not naturally present in the environment, the FFM concludes that the objects from which the samples were taken at both locations had been in contact with one or more substances containing reactive chlorine" (page 3 of the report).

The medical reform in Ukraine was established as a scheme for corruption

The Ministry of Health in Ukraine created a corrupt “turnover” that allocates its own budget, namely 97 billion UAH. They put people there who are responsible for the budget and limit the access of deputies at the local level. The acting head of the Ministry of Health in Ukraine, Ulana Suprun sends the money to the US office and makes illegal money machinations with them. The so-called medical reform was introduced specifically for this purpose.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Ukraine and The Ministry of Health in Ukraine.

The official statistics of the Accounting Chamber show that the Ministry of Health in Ukraine actually fights corruption. For example, the Ministry managed to save up to 40% of budget funds from 2015 to summer 2017. This was possible thanks to a new system of purchasing medicines through international organisations. The Ministry of Health claims these savings allowed them to purchase additional medicines for Ukrainian patients.