The UK and not Russia interfered in the US presidential elections

Summary

It was confirmed in the US that the British Special Services and not Russia interfered in the US presidential elections. The Brits perceived the improvement of the US-Russia relations as a danger for their country, so they fabricated the Skripals’ case and the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about US elections and ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal's poisoning.

In fact, the US Justice Department has charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic officials in the 2016 US elections. Previously, 13 Russian citizens as well as the Internet Research Agency, Concord Management and Concord Catering had been charged with interfering with the US political system.

"USA Really" is an offspring project of the famous St. Petersburg "troll factory". Read more about it on our website.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 125
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: UK, Russia, US, Syria
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, election meddling, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
  • Outlet: Georgia and World USA Really
see more

John Bolton: US did not introduce sanctions against Russia because of Georgia

Trump’s adviser John Bolton said openly that sanctions introduced against Russia because of Ukraine did not concern Georgia. He actually said ”because of your problems we will not announce sanctions against Russia”. For America Russia is much more important than Georgia.

Disproof

In fact, U.S. national-security adviser John Bolton said that Washington had taken "all necessary sanctions" against Russia related to the war it fought against Georgia in 2008. He emphasized that the United States supports Georgia's territorial integrity and independence.

In August 2017, the US adopted the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which refers also to the situation in Georgia and Russia's actions.

The US organized Brexit

The EU is a “scapegoat” of the US. Washington doesn’t want a strong European Union, so it tried to weaken it.

One of the most visible and effective measure of the US in order to destroy the EU was Brexit.

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Brexit and EU-US relations.

In fact, studies show that Russia itself had an interest in influencing the discussion on Brexit: over 156,000 Russian-based Twitter accounts had massively tweeted about Brexit in the days leading up the June 2016 referendum. According to the study by data scientists at Swansea University and the University of California, Berkeley, the accounts posted more than 45,000 tweets about Brexit in the 48 hours before the vote. The majority of the posts encouraged Britons to vote for Brexit. The authors believe the posts were seen hundreds of millions of times.