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A network of US military laboratories deployed across Georgia to deal with biological weapons

Summary of Disinformation

The lab in Georgia is nothing else but “a military biological base of the US Army on Georgian soil”.


US-funded medical facility, known as the Richard G. Lugar Center for Public Health Research, in Georgia could be a cover for a bioweapons laboratory.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k5G29H2pks, sputniknews.com/world/201809161068073217-lugar-center-alleged-bioweapons-lab/
web.archive.org/web/20180918074540/https://sputniknews.com/world/201809161068073217-lugar-center-alleged-bioweapons-lab/, web.archive.org/web/20180918074541/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k5G29H2pks

Recurring disinformation that the US/the West is building biological laboratories in the Caucasus region in order to use them 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

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Reported in: Issue 118
Date: 12.09.2018
Language: Russian
Country: US, Georgia
Keywords: Igor Giorgadze, Gennady Onishchenko, Biological weapons
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: 60 minut @Russia 1 TV, 37:30
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