Disinfo: Theresa May is using the Skripal case to mobilise EU support for her leadership


EU decision to impose sanctions on 4 individuals associated with GRU is preparation of heavy artillery to help Theresa May. The Skripals case will be used whenever it is necessary for Theresa May, which means the case needs to be “hot”. And such kind of news will be periodically escalated. Theresa May is using Skirpal case as an excuse to mobilise EU support. She tricked Brussels by failing to confirm the Brexit deal. She will try to become a leader using anti-Russian actions.

EU ambassadors are governed by the UK and playing its game by agreeing to impose sanctions. They have no choice because May is threatening them to publicly declare a separate position on Russia and that would mean  the end of Western unity.




Claims that there is UK government conspiracy behind the Skripal case is often-used method of applying a pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Salisbury poisoning. Also see here.

British Police has presented a solid chain of evidence on the Skripal Case, with pictures, connecting the suspects to the locations in the case. Parts of the material have been released to the public.

On the 21st of January 2019, EU Foreign Affairs Council unanimously agreed to impose sanctions on, among others, the two GRU officials, and the Head and Deputy Head of the GRU responsible for possession, transport and use in Salisbury (UK) of a toxic nerve agent on the weekend of 4 March 2018.

High Representative Federica Mogherini stressed, that the unanimous decision to impose sanctions is a part of a strong commitment and determination of the European Union to contribute to prevention of use not only of chemical weapons but weapons of mass destruction in general terms. The European Union has always been a very strong supporter of non-proliferation regime of weapons of mass destruction. It continues to put every effort to prevent their use and reacts to their use wherever there is evidence of that. These decisions are made on a very strong legal basis that the member states constantly assess. More: ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/mogherini_en,



  • Reported in: Issue 133
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal, EU, Theresa May, Sanctions


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