Disinfo: The OPCW was unable to establish the origin of the nerve agent used in the Skripal attack


The OPCW was unable to establish the origin of the nerve agent used to poison the former Russian double agent and his daughter in the English town of Salisbury on March 4.


The OPCW report clearly states that “the results of analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United
Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people."

The OPCW report does not name the nerve agent directly; its name and chemical structure were sent in a classified report to OPCW member states. www.opcw.org/fileadmin/OPCW/S_series/2018/en/s-1612-2018_e_.pdf,

Further debunking by Stopfake .



  • Reported in: Issue 104
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: OPCW, Sergei Skripal, Chemical weapons/attack


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The West has started a “Cold War” to destroy Russia and conducts it systematically and  consistently. [—]

As a proof of the meaning the Finnish leadership gives to Fortum and of the potential direction of its work serves the fact that the chairman of the board of directors of Fortum is, according to media, not the minister of economy and not even the prime minister, but the defence minister of Finland. Representative of Finnish political police is a member of this board.



Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about Western aggression. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=cold+war&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The Finnish defence minister is Jussi Niinistö. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Finnish energy company Fortum is Matti Lievonen, who is is the President & CEO of oil refining company Neste Corporation.

Syria ‘chemical attack’ staged to provoke US airstrike, London pushed perpetrators

There is proof that the reported chemical weapons attack in Syria was staged and of the British government of pressuring the perpetrators to speed up the “provocation.”


No evidence given. Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons use in Syria.  https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria+chemical+weapons&disinfo_issue=&date=

On Saturday, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU.

The White Helmets were ordered by the British government to fake a chemical attack, as proved by video

As proven by video, the White Helmets were ordered by the British government to fake a chemical attack in Douma. The segment shows a number of images acquired by Russia-1’s Vesti news programme from a White Helmets film set, with signs of White Helmet involvement in fakery.


No evidence given. As shown by Bellingcat, these allegations were recently covered by the Vesti program on Russian state television channel Russia-1, claiming to show photographs of a White Helmets film set in East Ghouta. Actually, the images shown as "a proof of White Helmets faking pictures" are taken by Vesti itself from the Facebook page of the film Revolution Man.

This is not the first time that Russian state TV uses images from productions and claim it is reality euvsdisinfo.eu/computer-game-as-irrefutable-proof/, , euvsdisinfo.eu/oops-we-did-it-again/,