The West is organising information attacks to weaken Russia’s economy

Summary

[Context: UK releasing information on Salisbury poisoning] these information attacks were clearly designed long ago as a pretext to weaken Russia economically.

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. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= and euvsdisinfo.eu/report/porton-down-might-be-responsible-for-the-chemical-attack-in-the-uk/,

On September 5, UK counter-terrorism police released images of two suspects in connections with the Salisbury attack. news.met.police.uk/news/counter-terrorism-police-release-images-of-two-suspects-in-connection-with-salisbury-attack-320534, , www.bbc.com/news/uk-45421445,

On September 6, France, Germany, US and Canada stated that they have full confidence in the British assessment that the two suspects were officers from the Russian military intelligence service, also known as the GRU, and that this operation was almost certainly approved at a senior government level. www.gov.uk/government/news/salisbury-attack-joint-statement-by-leaders-of-france-germany-the-united-states-canada-and-the-united-kingdom,

Background:

The toxin was identified as a nerve agent at Porton Down, which is Britain's military research base. They have not done tests with nerve agents since 1989, but are still able to identify these toxins, in order to protect British civilians and troops from attacks www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-43335148/porton-down-britain-s-secret-research-facility

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 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 edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.htmltheconversation.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. 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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View original pokazhet-vypusk-ot-06-09-2018
  • Reported in: Issue 117
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/09/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Chemical weapons/attack, Destabilising Russia, Economic difficulties, Information war
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @Channel One, 00:44 (two breaks)
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Maybe Novichok was manufactured in Porton Down

If the OPCW fails to inspect the Porton Down chemical weapons centre near Salisbury, this will mean the organisation is biased, because the purported amounts of Novichok could only have been manufactured in situ, i.e. in immediate proximity to the dispersal site.

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. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date= and euvsdisinfo.eu/report/porton-down-might-be-responsible-for-the-chemical-attack-in-the-uk/,

On September 5, UK counter-terrorism police released images of two suspects in connection with the Salisbury attack. news.met.police.uk/news/counter-terrorism-police-release-images-of-two-suspects-in-connection-with-salisbury-attack-320534, , www.bbc.com/news/uk-45421445,

Israel will not be able to host Eurovision 2019

Modern Europe’s anti-Semitic rhetoric is shocking. Many artists, whose statements sound more like ordinary Nazism, signed an appeal to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), claiming that it’s unacceptable to organize Eurovision song contest in Israel.

Disproof

There is no official statement that Israel will not be able to host Eurovision 2019. A number of artists from Europe and beyond voiced support for the appeal from Palestinian artists to boycott the contest next year. Their letter said that "until Palestinians can enjoy freedom, justice and equal rights, there should be no business-as-usual with the state that is denying them their basic rights." Such a political viewpoint cannot be equated to anti-Semitism or Nazism. Typical pro-Kremlin narrative seeking to find "evidence" of such extremism in Europe, see e.g. euvsdisinfo.eu/nazi-east-nazi-west-nazi-over-the-cuckoos-nest/,

The main destabilizing factor in Ukraine is the US

The main destabilizing factor in Ukraine is the activity of the United States of America. It was they who destabilized Ukraine in 2014.

Disproof

The main destabilising factor in Ukraine is the country that illegally invaded Ukraine - i.e. Russia.

The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were not provoked from outside but were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU as a result of Russian pressure. The protesters' demands included constitutional reform, a stronger role for parliament, formation of a government of national unity, an end to corruption, early presidential elections and an end to violence http://bit.ly/2ftv6iT. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.