Disinfo: Americans began testing coronavirus vaccine on Ukrainian soldiers

Summary

The Americans began to test drugs and a vaccine against coronavirus on Ukrainian soldiers. Six American virologists arrived to test an innovative drug and vaccine against the coronavirus infection. Among those who were chosen for testing there are victims and deaths already.

Disproof

A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the war in Ukraine, coronavirus pandemic and the US which fully controls different processes in Ukraine.

The information is completely fabricated.

“This news has nothing to do with reality. This is a completely fictional story, nonsense. The surgeon that was mentioned in the information has nothing to do with the treatment of coronavirus patients. As for the arrival of six American virologists, this information is also not true. Not a single specialist-epidemiologist has recently come to Ukraine within the framework of military cooperation,” said the head of the press service of the Medicine services of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksii Mazepa.

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  • Reported in: Issue 207
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: coronavirus, US presence in Europe, War in Ukraine, Donbas

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