US funded laboratories in Armenia have a military purpose and…

Summary

US funded laboratories in Armenia have a military purpose and are dangerous for Armenia since biological weapons may be produced there.

Disproof

Reoccuring disinformation. The laboratories are funded by the “Threat Reduction Agency” of the US Department of Defense. One of the aims of the agency created in1991 is prevention of spread of biological weapons and hazards. The agency has been cooperating with Armenian authorities since the year 2000 when the Armenian and US governments signed the Agreement on Cooperation in the Area of Counterproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.bit.ly/2tnt8oZ,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 73
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/06/2017
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: Armenia, US
  • Keywords: Biological weapons
  • Outlet: Interview with protester on armtimes.com
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The number of people who died as a result of…

The number of people who died as a result of the Great Famine in Ukraine during 1932-1933 is exaggerated by the Ukranian Government.// The famine was caused in Ukraine by natural conditions and it had nothing to do with the USSR policy.// It is not serious to recognize the Holodomor as genocide, because the Council of Europe did not recognize it as a crime.

Disproof

Politicano’s article is manipulative, as it does not include the results of the national census held in 1937, which were concealed by Stalin’s regime, while the organizers were subjected to Stalin’s repressions. // The 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine was caused by Stalin’s deliberate policy and not by meteorological problems. // 17 countries recognized Holodomor as genocide and the Council of Europe, European Parliament, OSCE and UN recognized it as a crime against humanity. bit.ly/2sT1TTc,

A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb…

A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb on a town in Lithuania, causing an apartment building to be engulfed in flames, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Disproof

This is a fabricated story. The screenshot that accompanies the claims is fabricated. In Reddit, other users quickly pointed out that it was a fake. Nevertheless, it spread to Lithuanian and Russian sites. Some Lithuanian sites added a warning that it was a fake story when that was evident. Further debunking by the DFRLab bit.ly/2tEIYL0, .