Disinfo: The UK violates international law by denying Russian embassy in London any access to Yulia Skripal

Summary

We do not need to prove anything because the UK grossly violates Article 36 of the 1965 Convention signed by the USSR – it is functioning now – and Great Britain according to which a consular officer has the right to unimpeded contacts with a citizen of his country in the situation when something happens to him.

Disproof

Russian citizen Yulia Skripal has said that she did not wish to take up the offer of assistance from the Russian embassy in London. news.met.police.uk/news/statement-issued-on-behalf-of-yulia-skripal-302508, For background: 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. 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/

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 106
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal
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The Istanbul Convention includes full rejection of national culture, introducing juvenile justice and gay-parades in Armenia

The Istanbul Convention includes full rejection of national culture, introducing juvenile justice and gay-parades in Armenia. The Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement signed between Armenia and the EU talks about closing the nuclear power plants.

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Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on childcare euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77245&date=, , sexual minorities euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77174&date=, and the nuclear power plants euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=armenia+nuclear&disinfo_issue=&date=, The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) is the most comprehensive international agreement in terms of preventing violence against women. Armenia signed the Istanbul convention in January 2018. www.coe.int/en/web/istanbul-convention/-/armenia-signs-the-istanbul-convention, The purposes of the Convention are to protect women against all forms of violence, and prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence; to contribute to the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and promote substantive equality between women and men, including by empowering women. Read more: http://www.coe.int/en/web/istanbul-convention/home?desktop=true

The text of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement was signed between Armenia and the EU at the end of last year. The provision of the agreement on the closure of the Nuclear Power Plant states that it is necessary to approve a roadmap or action plan, which intends to substitute the Metsamor NPP with new capacities necessary to ensure Armenia’s energy security and sustainable development. In the meantime, the agreement does not rule out that Armenia can build a new nuclear power plant. On the contrary, under the agreement, the European side undertakes to support nuclear security in Armenia. In other words, in case of construction of a new nuclear power plant, Armenia will enjoy EU assistance in its security issues. sut.am/en/archives/2870,

Those who live near the Lugar Laboratory in Tbilisi are under a big risk

The patients of Mengele, like people who live close to the Lugar laboratory, did not guess the threat, however later understood that they were placed in death camps. I warn those who live near the Lugar Laboratory that they are under a big risk. The locals who settled there were misled that this was an ordinary laboratory and nothing else. … By building such laboratories America is avoiding the convention banning biological weapons. The Lugar Laboratory is located not far from the airport, this means that loading bombs and moving viruses to other facilities from there would not take a lot of time. According to one scenario, America is trying to continue its fight in Syria by using this biological weapon.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation creating parallels with Nazis. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77101&date=, Recurring disinformation that the US/the West is building biological laboratories in the Caucasus region in order to use it as a test site https://euvsdisinfo.eu/shock-conspiracy-chemical-attack/ and euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77462&date=, No evidence given. The Central Public Health Reference Laboratory (CPHRL), the so called Lugar Laboratory was opened in 2011 under the Framework Agreement signed in 1997 and the Agreement on Cooperation in the Area of Prevention of Proliferation of Technology, Pathogens and Expertise Related to the Development of Biological Weapons signed between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Georgian Defense Ministry in 2002. The United States provided a total of USD 350 million for the construction and technical equipment of the laboratory. In 2013 the laboratory moved to subordination of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) and from 2018 the Government of Georgia will assume responsibility for full funding and operation of the Lugar center and laboratory network. Further debunking by Myth Detector: www.mythdetector.ge/en/myth/sakinform-and-zakharova-looking-georgian-trace-skripal-poisoning, See also a debunk regarding similar narrative in Armenia: uicarmenia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Report-english.pdf,

Next to Lugar's Laboratory in Tbilisi children with anomalies are born

5000 residents of Tbilisi Airport Settlement are in panic – over the last 5 years oncological and other grave diseases are on the rise there. Children are born with extraordinary anomalies. Terrible smell at night becomes so strong that it is impossible to open windows. The population links this to the Lugar Laboratory which is located one kilometre away from their houses.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation that the US/the West is building biological laboratories in the Caucasus region in order to use it as a test site https://euvsdisinfo.eu/shock-conspiracy-chemical-attack/ euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77462&date=, No evidence given. The Central Public Health Reference Laboratory (CPHRL), the so called Lugar Laboratory was opened in 2011 under the Framework Agreement signed in 1997 and the Agreement on Cooperation in the Area of Prevention of Proliferation of Technology, Pathogens and Expertise Related to the Development of Biological Weapons signed between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Georgian Defense Ministry in 2002. The United States provided a total of USD 350 million for the construction and technical equipment of the laboratory. In 2013 the laboratory moved to subordination of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) and from 2018 the Government of Georgia will assume responsibility for full funding and operation of the Lugar center and laboratory network. Further debunking by Myth Detector: www.mythdetector.ge/en/myth/sakinform-and-zakharova-looking-georgian-trace-skripal-poisoning, See also a debunk regarding similar narrative in Armenia: uicarmenia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Report-english.pdf,