Disinfo: The fact that Skirpals are held away from public eye proves that UK is guilty

Summary

The fact that Skirpals are hidden and held away from public eye, is the proof that UK itself is guilty of their poisoning.

Disproof

One of many continuing pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the Salisbury attack. It is fairly obvious that, given the overwhelming evidence that the Skripals were the target of an assassination attempt by the Russian State, their whereabouts would now need to be protected

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 130
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/12/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal
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Disproof

No evidence given, conspiracy theory. At about 20:00 local time, on 11 December, a man opened fire close to the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg. Five people have died and several remain seriously injured a week later. The suspect was shot dead by police on 13 December. Read more: www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46586969,

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Disproof

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Disproof

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