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

Summary

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.

Disproof

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/

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  • Reported in: Issue 107
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/05/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Czech
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal
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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.

Disproof

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,

Naftogaz loses to Gazprom in EU Court

The Ukrainian company Naftogaz lost a law suit against the Russian company Gazprom in EU court.

Disproof

Actually, Naftogaz did not file a suit against Gazprom but rather against an October 2016 European Commission decision allowing Gazprom to increase its use of the German Opal gas pipeline. This decision allowed Moscow to expand its Nord Stream pipeline and bypass Ukraine when supplying gas to Europe. Furthermore, the matter never actually became a lawsuit, as the European Court of Justice ruled to “dismiss the action as inadmissible”. Naftogaz confirms that the issue is not about Naftogaz losing to Gazprom at all, but rather about the Court concluding that the EU decision on the Opal pipeline was not final and was to be implemented on a national level (i.e. in Germany) and was therefore not subject to be challenged in the European court. Further debunking at Stopfake.org

73% of Sweden's population believes that integration of migrants is unsuccessful

According to a poll conducted by the European Commission, 55% of the EU population think that the process of integration of the majority of migrants in the country is unsuccessful. For example, 73% of Sweden’s population believes that integration of migrants is unsuccessful, in France – 64% and in Germany – 63%.

Disproof

According to the Eurobarometer, 54% of the respondents believe that the process of integrating migrants in their countries is successful, with 40% considering it unsuccessful and 6% having answered “I do not know”. In the case of Sweden, 52% respondents answered that integration was not successful and 46% said it was successful. The indicator equals to 46% for France, while according to Alt-Info’s version, it is 64%. In Germany, 48% of the respondents consider the process to be unsuccessful, which is 15% less than Alt-Info’s version. Migration is a commonly exploited issue in pro-Kremlin disinformation. Further debunking by Myth Detector