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Theresa May was probably behind poisoning of Skripals, to compensate for Brexit negotiations failure

Summary of Disinformation

The poisoning was meant to turn public attention away from Theresa May’s Brexit-associated problems and to demonize Russia. Theresa May herself probably ordered the Skripals’ poisoning. No evidence of Russia’s involvement in the Skripals’ poisoning was produced. All accusations against Russia turned out to be groundless. There was no certainty concerning the form of the poisonous substance. If Novichok had been brought to Salisbury, its entire population would have died. Documents published by hacker group Anonymous prove that the poisoning was a distraction. 


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative of the UK behind poisoning of Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

By March 2018, EUvsDisinfo had already collected 20 different narratives about the Skripal case. It had catalogued over 100 disinformation messages around the Salisbury attack. The disinformation messages implying UK government conspiracy behind the Skripal case are often-used method of applying a pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Salisbury poisoning.

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.

See EUvsDisinfo analysis on how pro-Kremlin media covered one year since the Salisbury attack and a variety of conspiracy theories behind the Skripals' poisoning.


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Reported in: Issue 138
Date: 04.03.2019
Language: Russian
Country: UK, Russia
Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Theresa May, Information war, Conspiracy
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Cont
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