Disinfo: Americans experimented on people in Georgia

Summary

Americans experimented on people in Georgia, 73 people died. Pentagon used the secret labs in Georgia to spread the African swine fever.

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.

The Central Public Health Reference Laboratory (CPHRL), the so called Lugar Laboratory was opened in 2011 under the Framework Agreement signed in 1997 and the Agreement on Cooperation in the Area of Prevention of Proliferation of Technology, Pathogens and Expertise Related to the Development of Biological Weapons signed between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Georgian Defense Ministry in 2002. The United States provided a total of USD 350 million for the construction and technical equipment of the laboratory. In 2013 the laboratory moved to subordination of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) and from 2018 the Government of Georgia will assume responsibility for full funding and operation of the Lugar center and laboratory network. Further debunking by Myth Detector.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 121
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 04/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US, Georgia
  • Keywords: Lugar Laboratory, Biological weapons
  • Outlet: Vesti.ru
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Hungary getting ready for the upcoming collapse of Ukraine

Hungary is preparing for the upcoming collapse of Ukraine. It expects that the future elections in Ukraine will result into a situation similar to the Maidan Revolution.

Disproof

No evidence given. Just recently, the EU (including Hungary) prolonged the sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity, see https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/09/13/eu-prolongs-sanctions-over-actions-against-ukraine-s-territorial-integrity-until-15-march-2019/

The Macedonians said “no” to NATO and the EU

On the referendum regarding the new name of their country, the Macedonians said “no” to NATO and the EU.

Disproof

The referendum on changing the name of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as part of a deal that would pave the way for EU and NATO membership had a low turnout of 37 per cent - but among those who voted it won an overwhelming support. Results showed 91.3 percent of voters approving the deal.

With the support of more than 600,000 citizens in favour of a new country's name, FYROM’s prime minister has now referred the issue to the parliament.

Norwegian delegation says Crimea is part of Russia and sanctions are “nonsense”

The head of Norwegian delegation that visited Crimea in September said that this peninsula is an inseparable part of the Russian Federation. In his opinion, the sanctions are a “nonsense” and Crimea doesn’t feel their impact.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about "official delegations" allegedly visiting Crimea.

This was not an official delegation. Norway does not recognize the Russian presidential election in Crimea. "Norway will continue to support the EU’s non-recognition policy", said the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.