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The British media revealed new details in the case of Skripal

08.08.2018 14:05

The other day it became known that London intends to send a request to Moscow for the extradition of Russians suspected of poisoning the Skripals and the British couple with a neuromuscular substance in the English cities of Salisbury and Amesbury. It was reported by the news agency The Guardian, referring to certain sources in the British government and law enforcement agencies. At the same time, representatives of the newspaper claim that the request for the extradition of Russians to the Britain has been prepared by the Royal Public Prosecutor's Service and the document can be sent to the Russian leadership at any time.

Probably, the Foggy Albion’s controlled media continue to fill the information vacuum with conjectures and fables. Otherwise, why does such important information come not from officials, but from the banal press?

The British media are increasingly providing dubious information. So, Last week, the English media reported on the emergence of new details in the investigation of the use of Novichok in the English cities of Salisbury and Amesbury, referring to anonymous sources. According to them, the British police were able to identify the suspects in the attempted assassination of an ex-GRU officer and two British citizens. Moreover, it was alleged that investigators from Scotland Yard showed photographs of alleged criminals to witnesses for identification.

However, Deputy Chief of the Interior of the United Kingdom, Ben Wallace, denied the information of national news agencies and called their sources "poorly informed."

It seems that against the backdrop of the information pause due to the passivity of the investigation, the British media decided to add the intrigue themselves to maintain the excitement. According to many experts, London-controlled media corporations continue to escalate the situation around poisoning incidents to divert the public from domestic problems, including Brexit. London is using this unique opportunity to focus the Brits’ attention on the mythical "Russian threat".

Thus, the government, headed by Teresa May, is struggling to maintain the necessary level of anti-Russian hysteria in its own interests. First, it is necessary to maintain strong allied relations with other EU countries. The index of trust in London fell significantly against the backdrop of the UK decision to withdraw from the union in the most difficult time. Theresa May repeatedly urged her European partners to unite against the aggression of Moscow.

Secondly, the GB government with the support of national media succeeds in distracting the attention of the population from internal problems connected with the wrong planning of the country's exit from the European Union. And recently, in the country's media space, the theses about Russia's intervention in holding a referendum on Brexit issues and the need to annul its results are sounding more and more often. In this case, for Theresa May inflation of anti-Russian hysteria is vital.