DISINFO: US biological laboratories were exposed in Georgia and the Baltic
About a year ago, the US biological laboratories were exposed in Georgia and the Baltic States, where they modify viruses and many serious diseases.
Conspiracy theory with no evidence given, based on recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the biological weapons.
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Sputnik's claims that the Lugar Center and other biological labs in the Caucasus and Central Asia are making banned bioweapons are unfounded. Last month a group of international experts visited the Lugar Center in Georgia, and given access to all areas of the site, examined relevant documentation, and interviewed staff, and concluded that the Center demonstrates significant transparency. The group observed nothing out of the ordinary, or that someone wouldn’t expect to see in a legitimate facility of this sort.
Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research is a facility of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), which became operational in August 2013. The Lugar centre is a top-tiered institution in NCDC’s laboratory network and serves as a reference laboratory of Georgia’s public health system.
Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon strongly rejected the claims, calling them “an invention of the imaginative and false Russian disinformation campaign against the West” and “obvious attempts to divert attention from Russia’s bad behaviour on many fronts.”
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