Disinfo: Pentagon’s biolabs in Armenia are a threat to the existence of the nation

Summary

It is a well known fact that three bio-laboratories in Armenia, in Yerevan, Gyumri and Idzhevan have been opened with the cooperation with Pentagon. Officially, they are intended to safeguard people and livestock from pandemics. Similar laboratories have been opened in Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. In 2018, the former Georgian minister of national security, Igor Gioradze, disclosed shocking details about one of the laboratories in Georgia, financed by the US ministry of defence: at the facility, experiments on humans were performed, and 73 people had died.

The Armenian people have fought for millennia for their independence and for securing the nation; and they will now have to fight again for preserving their statehood. Everyone must understand that in the balance for short- or medium term gains, lies not only the independence, but the existence of the country. This must be a priority when decisions are made about cooperation with foreign partners in such a sensitive field as biological security.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory with no evidence given. Based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the biological weapons and Lugar Lab.

Read more about Lugar Lab on Myth Detector.

See similar disinformation cases: US prepares biological weapons against RussiaUS is constructing secret biological labsPentagon is working out a biological war strategy in the Baltics.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 184
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Armenia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, US, Georgia
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Lugar Laboratory, Biological weapons
  • Outlet: Voenna-Politicheskaya Analitika
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