West’s “espionage conspiracy” failed

Summary

West’s espionage conspiracy failed. The attempt of Western countries to unite against Russia, while simultaneously accusing it of secret illegal activities, does not make sense – writes The New Yorker.

Disproof

The original article say nothing about a "Western conspiracy". One of the respondents merely describes the reaction of the West as not sufficient to change Russia's aggressive behaviour: "Russia is on a clear course of more aggressive behavior toward the West. Strong statements and narrow sanctions won’t change that," said Alina Polyakova from the Brookings Institute to the New Yorker. See the full article here: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/russias-image-tanks-in-the-west-but-so-does-trumps

Recurring narrative about conspiracies in the pro-Kremlin media. The Western countries recently reacted to Russia's illegal activities such as: annexation of Crimea, Skripal's poisoning and OPCW targeting.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 121
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, The West, US
  • Keywords: OPCW, Sergei Skripal, Conspiracy, The West
  • Outlet: Utro.ru
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Disproof

No evidence given.

Conspiracy theory and recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about US developing biological and/or chemical weapons (mostly in order to use them against Russia). See e.g. the Disinfo Review from 4 October 2018.

Americans experimented on people in Georgia

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Disproof

No evidence given.

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative that the US is building biological laboratories in the Caucasus region; and a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about US developing biological and/or chemical weapons (mostly in order to use them against Russia). See e.g. the Disinfo Review from 4 October 2018.