Disinfo: Yulia and Sergey Skripal were kidnapped by the British government


The Russian consulate staff in the UK wanted to talk to Yulia and Sergey Skripal, but they were not allowed. It looks as the British government has kidnapped both. They isolate them from the world deliberately.


Russian citizen Yulia Skripal has said that she did not wish to take up the offer of assistance from the Russian embassy in London. http://news.met.police.uk/news/statement-issued-on-behalf-of-yulia-skripal-302508

For background:

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on the Skripal poisoning https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

On Sunday 4 March Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia.

For the UK response see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/novichok-nerve-agent-use-in-salisbury-uk-government-response

The OPCW have confirmed the UK findings in the case. "The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people." https://www.opcw.org/news/article/opcw-issues-report-on-technical-assistance-requested-by-the-united-kingdom/


  • Reported in: Issue 107
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/05/2018
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal


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Novichok was produced in the Czech Republic

In November 2017 a small amount of novichok for scientific purposes was produced in the Czech Republic. It proves that London has poisoned Skripal in order to blame Russia for it.


"There has never been any novichok substance ever produced, developed or stored in the Czech Republic. This was stated by both intelligence services in their reports", the Office of the Government said in a statement. www.irozhlas.cz/zpravy-domov/babis-novicok-se-v-cesku-nevyrabel-shodly-se-na-tom-bis-i-vojenske-zpravodajstvi_1805071205_kno, , www.ceskatelevize.cz/ct24/domaci/2471815-novicok-se-v-cesku-nevyrabel-ani-neskladoval-ujistily-tajne-sluzby-babise,

For background on the disinformation surrounding the Skripal case, see our previous reporting; euvsdisinfo.eu/?s=Skripal, , euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=,

US suspended funding of White Helmets in Syria because they were lying about the Douma attack

US officials refused to personally talk to witnesses of the alleged chemical attack in Douma when they were giving testimony in Hague, because it turned out that the US stopped funding White helmets. US suspended to finance them, because they were lying about the Douma attack.


The announced freeze of funding for Syria (including the White Helmets) was announced before the Douma attack www.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/world/middleeast/syria-us-coalition-deaths.html, .

For background on disinformation targeting the White Helmets and the chemical attack in Douma, see our previous reporting euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=White+Helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Douma&disinfo_issue=&date=, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/?s=white+helmets,

The European Commission wants to certify “true” information

The European Commission has announced that it will fight disinformation. In practice, it means censoring and telling what is true and what is not. The largest Czech political group on Facebook has already been suspended because someone has reported that it has been promoting hatred for certain groups of people.


In its Communication, the European Commission proposed an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation. The code will aim to achieve 5 goals. One of these aims is literally "Making it easier for users to discover and access different news sources representing alternative viewpoints". For the Facebook group referred to (which allegedly was suspended), it is clear that it still exists and with 3789 members it is not the biggest Facebook on the Czech Facebook.
www.facebook.com/groups/344917118941679/?ref=group_header, , europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-3370_en.htm,