Disinfo: Three years after the incident, official data is still missing in the Skripal case

Summary

The refusal of the British authorities to disclose specific circumstances of the Salisbury incident speaks about the fragility and inconclusiveness of the London version. Today [04 March 2021] marks three years since the alleged poisoning [of the Skripals]. The evidence base comes down to the “highly likely” and official data is still missing.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the Skripal poisoning.

Moscow's involvement in the poisoning of the Skripals has been proven via a thorough investigation. The British Police have 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. The evidence was sufficient to charge two Russian nationals, Anatoliy Chepiga and Aleksandr Mishkin with the attack on the Skripals, both Russian military intelligence operatives from the GRU, who travelled to the UK using fake names and documents.

Following this attack, the United Kingdom notified the OPCW, invited them to confirm the identity of the substance involved, and briefed members of the Security Council. The OPCW’s independent expert laboratories confirmed the UK’s identification of the Russian produced Novichok nerve agent. Russia is a member of the OPCW.

The UK's official assessment of the incident was supported by 28 other countries which responded similarly. Altogether, an unprecedented number of 153 Russian diplomats were expelled around the world, while the EU put the suspects on its sanctions list. Read further debunking by The Insider.

Similar cases claimed that it is unclear, who really poisoned Sergei and Yuliya Skripal, that Skripal and Navalny cases are both fake and were invented by the US and that Novichok is a purely “Western product”.

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  • Reported in: Issue 235
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: UK, Russia, EU
  • Keywords: Skripal, Skripal, novichok
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