Disinfo: Skripal and MH17 are anti-Russian provocations that the West has forgotten about


The West’s is ready to reconcile with Russia on the backdrop of the epidemic in exchange for being drawn into a war with China.

As an unexpected result of the 2020 [coronavirus] pandemic, the West has forgotten the issue of the Skripals, Boeing [MH17], and other anti-Russian provocations of recent years.

Beijing is the new enemy of the West, and it is accused of “hiding the truth about the first stage of the epidemic” (which led to America not taking the necessary measures in due course).


A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative attempting to delegitimise any criticism of Russian actions by presenting it as a manifestation of the West's "anti-Russian" provocations. In fact, the Skripal case, and the downing of MH17 are well-documented cases of acts of Kremlin-enabled violence outside Russia.

Also, the claims that the West is trying to drag Russia into a war with China and that the West had forgotten about Skripal and the downing of MH17 are given without any proof.

See similar cases here that there was no evidence of Russia's involvement in the poisoning of Skripal and that just like WADA's doping accusiations, Skirpal poisoning and the downing of MH17 were Russian provocations.


  • Reported in: Issue 194
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: China, Russia
  • Keywords: coronavirus, Sergei Skripal, West, Russophobia


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