Disinfo: In Moldova, there are biological weapons laboratories supported by Americans

Summary

In Moldova, there are laboratories of biological weapons supported by the Americans. As a result, they store dangerous microorganisms and threatening pathogens.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory about American interference in Moldova, but also in other post-Soviet states.

There is no laboratory in the Republic of Moldova that prepares biological weapons. This claim has already been debunked in the past. Thus, the Ministry of Defence from Moldova stated last year to Stopfals.md that “the Republic of Moldova does not produce/ test any biological weapons/ viruses and does not in any way support any state, group of states or international organisations to manufacture or acquire any of the above-mentioned agencies/toxins."

Read other similar cases claiming that the US is developing biological weapons in Ukraine and Georgia's Lugar Lab, that Pentagon-funded biological laboratories are involved in the creation of coronavirus and are a threat to the Armenian nation.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 197
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Moldova, US
  • Keywords: laboratory, Biological weapons

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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