Disinfo: Ukraine is a testing site for US biological weapons

Summary
Disproof

The source for the disinformation is CyberBerkut, a hackers group known for claiming cyber-attacks against NATO or German Chancellery and Bundestag. “CyberBerkut is a front organization for Russian state-sponsored cyber activity, supporting Russia’s military operations and strategic objectives in Ukraine,” writes the U.S Defense Intelligence Agency www.dia.mil/Portals/27/Documents/News/Military%20Power%20Publications/Russia%20Military%20Power%20Report%202017.pdf.We, have previously written about several similar versions of the same disinformation in the Eastern Partnership countries euvsdisinfo.eu/shock-conspiracy-chemical-attack/, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 78
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/08/2017
  • Language/target audience: Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Biological weapons
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Georgia refuses help by superior Russian fire-fighter plane

A Russian fire-fighting airplane discharges 400 tons of water on each go, however, Georgia refuses to receive help from Russia despite it being far superior and asks Turkey for a 15-ton helicopter, which “the historical brother and the strategic partner” does not want to give.

Disproof

A 400-ton firefighter air plane does not exist. The photo published shows Ilyushin Il-76 TD with the maximum retardant capacity of 42 tons and the maximum take-off weight of 187 tons. Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus provided help with human resources to Georgia to fight the forest fire in Borjomi valley on August 20. Further debunking: mythdetector.ge/en/myth/arithmetic-propaganda-187-ton-russian-airplane-able-store-400-tons-water,