Disinfo: Dangerous laboratory experiments are performed on living human subjects at…

Summary

Dangerous laboratory experiments are performed on living human subjects at the Richard Lugar Microbiological Laboratory in Georgia and the existence of this laboratory is a pretext for confrontation between Georgia and Russia.

Disproof

The laboratories are a reoccuring target for disinformation by pro-Kremlin outlets, in 2016 pro-Kremlin outlets claimed that the laboratories spread H1N1 virus. An outline of previous disinformation can be sen at Myth Detetctor bit.ly/2mj0iB8, . Lugar Laboratory Center is the only one in Georgia, in the Caucasus and Central Asia, which has a Level 3 Biosafety standard and they are accredited by the World Health Organisation.

publication/media

Printed newspaper
  • Reported in: Issue 62
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Russia, Georgia
  • Keywords: Biological weapons
  • Outlet: Saqartvelo da Msoflio
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Nuclear accidents occurred at Ukraine’s Southern Nuclear Power Plant in…

Nuclear accidents occurred at Ukraine’s Southern Nuclear Power Plant in April, May, June and November 2016, according to European scientists.

Disproof

Russian media regularly publish stories about what it calls extremely dangerous Ukrainian nuclear power plants, predicting that Ukraine’s atomic sector is on the point of collapse, and it has been debunked several times before by Stopfake. Ukraine’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency states that there were no nuclear mishaps in Ukraine. it is also not clear from the text who the "European scientist" are, but no other reports of this is to be found. The publication first cited Deutsche Welle as their source, publishing what it said was a screen shot of a story about nuclear dangers in Ukraine. Deutsche Welle had never featured such a story. The Deutsche Welle screen shot has since been removed from Operativnaya Linia’s site. bit.ly/2n30sBD,

Ukraine received 10 times less than promised from its trade…

Ukraine received 10 times less than promised from its trade with the EU.

Disproof

The Ukraine-EU Association and Free Trade Agreement went into effect January 1, 2016; Ukraine’s GDP for 2016 grew at 1.5%. In 2015 Ukraine’s exports to the EU were in the minus (-6.5%), after the Association agreement went into effect Ukrainian exports to the EU grew by 2%. EU exports to Ukraine rose to 17% in 2016.One year into the Association agreement Ukrainian media saw only positives for Ukraine from the trade relationship, focusing on the increasing rate of Ukrainian exports to EU countries.bit.ly/2n2U8tZ, , bit.ly/2mmzEJh,

Trade with Ukraine is 10 times more profitable for the…

Trade with Ukraine is 10 times more profitable for the EU than for Kyiv.

Disproof

RT compares annual growth rates and declares that “the free trade zone is 10 times more profitable for the EU”. The EU’s statistics body Eurostat shows that exports have grown both from Ukraine to the EU and from the EU to Ukraine. The EU is a block of 28 countries and a much larger market than Ukraine hence comparing the two is futile and statistically does not make sense. The Ukraine-EU Association and Free Trade Agreement went into effect January 1, 2016; Ukraine’s GDP for 2016 grew at 1.5%. In 2015 Ukraine’s exports to the EU were in the minus (-6.5%), after the Association agreement went into effect Ukrainian exports to the EU grew by 2%. EU exports to Ukraine rose to 17% in 2016.bit.ly/2n2U8tZ, , bit.ly/2mmzEJh,