Disinfo: The former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy stated that the…

Summary

The former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy stated that the world failed to unite against Daesh and western countries made a dramatic error when they spoiled relations with Russia, because without this country establishing peace in Syria will be impossible.

Disproof

There is no sign of Nicolas Sarkozy's statement outside pro-Kremlin media.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 22
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, Syria, France
  • Keywords: Syrian War, The West, Nicolas Sarkozy, Daesh

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According a former French official who has had senior roles in internal security, Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian spy who died from polonium poisoning, was killed by US and UK special services. He claims that Litvinenko’s murder was a special sevices operation designed to defame Russia and Vladimir Putin.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. Polonium traces clearly show that Dmitry Kovtun and Andrey Lugovoy are responsible for Litvinenko's murder (bit.ly/1n7aiOn), .