If Alexei Navalny’s condition was caused by poisoning from Novichok, the people accompanying him would have to suffer the same symptoms. According to the chief toxicologist who first treated Navalny in Omsk hospital in Siberia, his situation was triggered by an “internal activation mechanism”. Novichok is an organophosphate compound and because of its high toxicity, it is not possible to poison just one person.
The US is working on a biological weapon in Georgia. Any leakage of such biomaterial can lead to outbreaks of serious diseases. Therefore, Americans are transferring laboratories in other countries.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Lugar lab. Consistent to the wide-spread pro-Kremlin conspiracy theory alleging that the United States develops biological weapons around the world, including in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and other countries. Read the latest here Richard Lugar Centre for Public Health Research is a facility of the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is a top-tiered institution in NCDC’s laboratory network and serves as a reference laboratory for Georgia’s public health system. Read more about the disinformation campaign surrounding the Lugar Laboratory on Myth Detector. See related disinformation cases, alleging that the US military is testing bacteriological weapons on Ukrainians; the US surrounds Russia with biological laboratories for future attack; Novichok is produced in Georgia and the US.