UK poisoned the Russian ex-spy Skripal to stage a boycott of the coming World Cup in Russia

Summary

The UK staged the attack on Skripal to “feed their Russophobia” and stage a boycott of the soccer world cup, to be held in Russia this summer.

Disproof

No evidence given. Russophobia is often used in pro-Kremlin disinformation as an explanation for anyone blaming Russia for anything euvsdisinfo.eu/the-russophobia-myth-appealing-to-the-lowest-feelings/, , and it is not the first time pro-Kremlin disinformation weaponises sport euvsdisinfo.eu/weaponising-the-olympics/, .

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=,

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 the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s https://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 https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday a “military-grade nerve agent” known to have been developed by Russia was used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and that her government has concluded it is “highly likely” Moscow was responsible.

Further debunking by Julia Davis twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/971924556423356416, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 101
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/03/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: World Cup, Sergei Skripal, Olympics, Chemical weapons/attack, Russophobia, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Vesti Nedeli @Rossiya 1
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Americans poisoned Russian ex-spy Skripal and daughter to spread Russophobia

Americans poisoned these people in order to destabilize the world, inflame the wave of Russophobia and force the UK to isolate Russia.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. Russophobia is often used in pro-Kremlin disinformation as an explanation for anyone blaming Russia for anything euvsdisinfo.eu/the-russophobia-myth-appealing-to-the-lowest-feelings/, .

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=,

Pointing a finger at Russia regarding Russian ex-spy poisoning is Russophobia

Slow deaths are good for news stories. Just as Litvinenko was being slowly poisoned with weak poison, this comrade [Skripal] is being slowly poisoned with weak poison to prolong Western news coverage.

Disproof

No evidence given. Russophobia is often used in pro-Kremlin disinformation as an explanation for anyone blaming Russia for anything euvsdisinfo.eu/the-russophobia-myth-appealing-to-the-lowest-feelings/, .

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=,