Disinfo: Theresa May Uses the Skripal Case Whenever it is Necessary to Distract Attention from Brexit and other Failures


Whenever the Brexit process runs in to complications or political failures of Theresa May is discussed, one can wait for news on the Skripal Case. This way the British Prime Minister attempts to deflect criticism in the UK and attract sympathy from the EU.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Salisbury poisoning.



  • Reported in: Issue 133
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Brexit


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New York Times and Washington Post are Serving the US Military Industry

New York Times and Washington Post are serving the US military industry, and the American mass media is manipulating President Trump. The media is putting pressure on Trump by attacking him about the deal with the Russians. This is used as an instrument to manipulate him. There must be someone, like a puppet-master, standing behind this press.

The puppet masters revealed themselves after the results of US Presidential election, and when citizens of California declared their ambitions to secede from the United States – the so called Calexit. Trump is challenging the International Business Conglomerates, and they are striking back.

Trump is attacked by the financial corporations of New York and the mass media. Former military generals act as their advisers.


Conspiracy theory with no evidence.

Consistent with pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives attacking and discrediting Western media, for examples see here and here.

Five Members of the Synod Did Not Sign Tomos for Ukraine

Five members of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate did not sign Tomos, the document that officially recognises the Orthodox Church of Ukraine as independent. That would be almost half out of the 12 members of the Synod.


According to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Tomos was signed by all 12 members of the current Synod. All twelve church representatives, who signed the document, are active members of the Synod. The last was renewed on September 1, 2018, according to the standard procedure of the Constantinople Patriarchate. The current Synod will serve until February 28, 2019.

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about autocephaly and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

The US and Europe support Jihadist forces in Syria

For the past eight years, the US and Europe, have been supporting Jihadist forces in Syria in order to topple the Assad regime. These forces are responsible for over 400,000 deaths in the country. Russian intervention in Syria, on the other hand, is restoring peace to the country.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that the West supports terrorist organizations in Syria [Daesh and Al Nusra]. There is no evidence that US, NATO or EU have supported Daesh or other Jihadist groups in Syria. The US-led military campaign in Syria and Iraq  has clearly targeted Daesh.

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative attributing massacres of civilian population in Syria to anti-Assad opposition groups. At the same time, no responsibility attributed to the Assad regime and Russian forces. Against this background, there is ample evidence that the Syrian regime is responsible for numerous massacres, bombings and chemical attacks on civilians in Syria. Russian airstrikes on hospitals, water treatment plants and mosques [causing hundreds of civilian deaths] have also been documented.