Disinfo: The US and the UK are using Skripal case to start a Crusade against Russia

Summary

It doesn’t feel like a war, it feels like a crusade against Russia. The United States, together with Great Britain, is trying to consolidate the West as a coalition of states – it is understandable, based on that Russophobia, on the basis of an alleged “Russian threat” – and to control at least partly the West, that Anglo-Saxon core of it.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. Repeating recurring disinformation about West's "Russophobia". euvsdisinfo.eu/the-russophobia-myth-appealing-to-the-lowest-feelings/, Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= The nerve agent has been identified as Novichok (which means newcomer in Russian). It is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in Russia in the 1970s and 1980s. https://www.voanews.com/a/british-prime-minister-russia-poisoning-spy/4294683.html It's so unusual, that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it and no country outside of Russia is known to have developed the substance. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html, https://theconversation.com/what-we-know-about-novichok-the-newby-nerve-agents-linked-to-russia-93264 In its statement, the European Union expressed shock at the offensive use of any military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, for the first time on European soil in over 70 years. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/03/19/statement-by-the-foreign-affairs-council-on-the-salisbury-attack/

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  • Reported in: Issue 103
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/03/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, US, Russia
  • Keywords: West, Anglo-Saxon, Russophobia
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There has never been such a "Novichok" poisonous substance in the world

Prime Minister Theresa May was directly deceiving the deputies, while talking about the Russian poisonous substance “Novichok”. Deceiving, because there has never been such a poisonous substance in the world and never was: there has never been a project to develop this substance neither in the USSR nor in Russia. […] It turns out that May invented herself such a substance – ‘Novichok’.

Disproof

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= The nerve agent has been identified as Novichok (which means newcomer in Russian). It is series of nerve agents and is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in Russia in the 1970s and 1980s. https://www.voanews.com/a/british-prime-minister-russia-poisoning-spy/4294683.html It's so unusual, that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it and no country outside of Russia is known to have developed the substance. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html, https://theconversation.com/what-we-know-about-novichok-the-newby-nerve-agents-linked-to-russia-93264 In its statement, the European Union expressed shock at the offensive use of any military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, for the first time on European soil in over 70 years. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/03/19/statement-by-the-foreign-affairs-council-on-the-salisbury-attack/

Foreign election monitors did not notice a big difference between the elections in the EU and in Russia

[Headline] Foreign election monitors did not notice a big difference between the elections in the EU and in Russia.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation. euvsdisinfo.eu/report/international-observers-impressed-by-the-elections-in-russia/, According to the preliminary OSCE international election observation mission conclusions, the 18 March presidential election in Russia took place in an overly controlled legal and political environment marked by continued pressure on critical voices, while the Central Election Commission (CEC) administered the election efficiently and openly. After intense efforts to promote turnout, citizens voted in significant numbers, yet restrictions on the fundamental freedoms of assembly, association and expression, as well as on candidate registration, have limited the space for political engagement and resulted in a lack of genuine competition.

The attack on Skripal and his daughter was prepared by the West as a counter-Russian provocation

Novichok’s gas acts immediately. To allow Scripal and his daughter to live, they must be given an antidote within 15 to 30 seconds after the attack. Russian authorities denied that Novichok would ever been developed in Soviet Union. In addition, Novichok was destroyed under the supervision and control of US experts during the time USSR existed. This means that the attack could not have been carried out by anyone other than the West, who had Novichok and an antidote ready.

Disproof

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=. The nerve agent has been identified as Novichok (which means newcomer in Russian). It is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in Russia in the 1970s and 1980s https://www.voanews.com/a/british-prime-minister-russia-poisoning-spy/4294683.html. It's so unusual, that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it and no country outside of Russia is known to have developed the substance https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html, https://theconversation.com/what-we-know-about-novichok-the-newby-nerve-agents-linked-to-russia-93264. According to the Politics, the phrase 'no antidote to Novichoks' has been used and taken seriously out of context. For further myth-busting see www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2018/04/06/myth-busting-why-didn-t-the-skripals-die-on-the-spot, In its statement, the European Union expressed shock at the offensive use of any military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, for the first time on European soil in over 70 years. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/03/19/statement-by-the-foreign-affairs-council-on-the-salisbury-attack/