Disinfo: Next to Lugar’s Laboratory in Tbilisi children with anomalies are born


5000 residents of Tbilisi Airport Settlement are in panic – over the last 5 years oncological and other grave diseases are on the rise there. Children are born with extraordinary anomalies. Terrible smell at night becomes so strong that it is impossible to open windows. The population links this to the Lugar Laboratory which is located one kilometre away from their houses.


Recurring disinformation that the US/the West is building biological laboratories in the Caucasus region in order to use it as a test site https://euvsdisinfo.eu/shock-conspiracy-chemical-attack/ euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77462&date=,

No evidence given.

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: www.mythdetector.ge/en/myth/sakinform-and-zakharova-looking-georgian-trace-skripal-poisoning,

See also a debunk regarding similar narrative in Armenia: uicarmenia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Report-english.pdf,


  • Reported in: Issue105
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: US, Georgia
  • Keywords: laboratory, Biological weapons


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Those who live near the Lugar Laboratory in Tbilisi are under a big risk

The patients of Mengele, like people who live close to the Lugar laboratory, did not guess the threat, however later understood that they were placed in death camps. I warn those who live near the Lugar Laboratory that they are under a big risk. The locals who settled there were misled that this was an ordinary laboratory and nothing else.

By building such laboratories America is avoiding the convention banning biological weapons.  The Lugar Laboratory is located not far from the airport, this means that loading bombs and moving viruses to other facilities from there would not take a lot of time. According to one scenario, America is trying to continue its fight in Syria by using this biological weapon.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation creating parallels with Nazis. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77101&date=,

Recurring disinformation that the US/the West is building biological laboratories in the Caucasus region in order to use it as a test site https://euvsdisinfo.eu/shock-conspiracy-chemical-attack/ and euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77462&date=,

Lack of coordination with the U.N. Secretariat’s security department led to delay for OPCW inspectors arrival in Douma

Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were unable to reach the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma because of a lack of coordination with the U.N. Secretariat’s security department.


Prior to the statement by Ryabkov, the British delegation to the OPCW tweeted that Russian and Syrian authorities were denying access to the inspection team.

U.N. Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on April 16: “The United Nations has provided the necessary clearances for the OPCW team to go about its work in Douma. We have not denied the team any request for it to go to Douma.” On April 14, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres issued a statement on the situation in Syria expressing full support for the OPCW inspection.

President Poroshenko proposes Crimeans be deprived of Ukrainian citizenship

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to deprive of Ukrainian citizenship all those who live in Crimea and were forced to take Russian passports because of Russia’s annexation of the peninsula.


President Poroshenko has put forth amendments to the existing citizenship law to be considered by parliament.  The changes the President proposes will not deprive Crimeans of Ukrainian citizenship as Russian media claim, but rather will guarantee those citizenship rights.

Currently Ukraine’s citizenship law states that a person loses Ukrainian citizenship when he or she voluntarily takes on another citizenship. Poroshenko proposes that the law be amended to reflect cases when people take other citizenship unwillingly. The explanatory note Poroshenko submitted with the amendment proposal to parliament establishes “additional grounds for the loss of citizenship” but provides safeguards for those who live in the occupied territories of Ukraine”. Willing collaboration with Russian occupying authorities, participation in elections or serving in the army of another state though are grounds for loss of citizenship.