The Skripals “never came home”

Summary

There were plenty of baseless allegations against Moscow. According to the information voiced by Theresa May, the suspects reached the home of Skripals at approximately noon on March 4, whereas earlier in all police reports it was stated that the Skripals left their house that day early in the morning and never returned. So how come they touched the allegedly poisoned door handle of their house,” said Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya.

Disproof

British police have never said the Skripals went out for the whole day, and there’s good evidence to suggest they did in fact return home in the afternoon. Within a fortnight of the incident, CCTV footage emerged showing Sergei’s maroon BMW very close to his home.

Background:

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Salisbury attack. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on the Skripal poisoning https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

On Sunday 4 March Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia. As for the scar on her throat, news outlets, including the BBC and Telegraph, have described it as a result of a tracheotomy, a surgical procedure which opens a hole in a person's windpipe to help them breathe. She has not shared specifics of her treatment, but described it as "invasive, painful, and depressing." http://uk.businessinsider.com/skripal-poisoning-yulia-skripal-neck-scar-hints-at-painful-recovery-2018-5?r=US&IR=T

For the UK response see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/novichok-nerve-agent-use-in-salisbury-uk-government-response

The OPCW have confirmed the UK findings in the case. "The results of the 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." https://www.opcw.org/news/article/opcw-issues-report-on-technical-assistance-requested-by-the-united-kingdom/

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  • Reported in: Issue 117
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, UN
  • Outlet: News agency Tass
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UK doesn’t have any evidence of what happened in Salisbury, it wants to start an anti-Russian hysteria

“London needs this story for one purpose only – to start a disgusting anti-Russian hysteria and to get other countries involved in it. The number of inconsistencies and unanswered questions concerning the new British “evidence” is through the roof,” said the Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya at the Security Council.

“The British authorities still don’t have any evidence on or convincing versions of what happened”, he added.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on Salisbury attack. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on the Skripal poisoning https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

Background:

Nerve agent used in Salisbury was too toxic to be carried in a perfume bottle

The assumption that the toxic agent had been transported in an ordinary bottle of perfume looked weird, the Russian Ambassador to the United Nations said at the Security Council.
“According to reports by OPCW experts, including those related to Amesbury incident, this substance is very toxic and dangerous, and can be carried only in special reinforced containers. Otherwise, the transporter will be the first to be harmed,” he added.
Disproof

According to pharmacology experts, this nerve agent  is very stable and it was designed that it could be relatively easily transported.

Further debunking by the Insider theins.ru/antifake/116322,

A Gay Pride Will Take Place at Dinamo Stadium in Tbilisi on September 9

On September 9, during the football match between Georgia and Latvia, a gay pride will take place at the Dinamo Tbilisi stadium.

Disproof

Some fans plan to attend the match and support Guram Kashai, who became a target of ultra-nationalist and homophobic groups due to wearing an armband in support of LGBT movement. You can read about the case in last week's Disinformation Review. For further debunking, see article by MythDetector.