Disinfo: The US aided Georgia only with useless shoes in the time of crisis

Summary

The United States and NATO did not help Georgia during the fight against the wildfire raging in Borjomi Gorge. Instead, they only donated 500 pairs of cheap shoes – which are usually used for burial rituals of the homeless in the U.S.

Disproof

The statement that Americans bury people in fire-proof boots of the kind donated to Georgia is false. The 500 pairs of boots donated by the U.S. Government were specifically requested by Georgia's Emergency Management Agency. In addition, the shoes were designed in Georgia by a former member of the Georgian Special Forces and they are based on combat specifications. These leather footgear are resistant up to 300 degrees Celsius and protect the foot from sharp debris penetration.
police.ge/ge/shss-s-mekhandzre-mashvelebs-amerikis-sheertebuli-shtatebis-elchis-movaleobis-shemsrulebeli-shekhvda/10960, . Further debunking by Myth Detector mythdetector.ge/en/myth/disinformation-about-american-fire-rescue-boots, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 81
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
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  • Outlet: Asaval-Dasavali
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Disproof

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Disproof

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