In the News Cycle Again – Russia Claims of Nefarious US Biolabs in Ukraine
Russian embassy in US blames Washington for trying to manage epidemics
17 August 2023/TASS – Russian embassy in US blames Washington for trying to manage epidemics – The US authorities are establishing laboratories across the world in order to be able to manage epidemics in their own interests, the Russian Embassy in Washington said in a statement. “Uncontrolled dual-use research run by the Pentagon continues to raise questions from the international community. Russia has repeatedly pointed to blatant violations by the US of the Biological Weapons Convention. Washington keeps ignoring grievances, citing a humanitarian aspect of its programs,” the statement reads.
Russia Pushes for an International Assessment
Pentagon Bio-Research in Ukraine Should be Assessed by Relevant Int’l Bodies – Russian Embassy
17 August 2023/Sputnik – The bio-research activity launched by the US Defense Department in Ukraine requires an appropriate legal assessment, including from relevant international bodies, the Russian Embassy in the United States said on Thursday.
“Of particular concern is the activity deployed by the Pentagon in Ukraine. The United States has involved dozens of state institutions and private companies of the country in its projects,” the embassy stressed.
“Civilians and military personnel of the republic became donors of biomaterial and simply experimental subjects. There is no doubt that such actions require an appropriate legal assessment, including from relevant international structures,” the statement read.
The international community continues to raise questions about the uncontrolled dual-use research under the auspices of the US Defense Department and Russia has repeatedly pointed to “gross violations” by the United States of its obligations under the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.
“Washington ignores the claims, justifying itself with a certain humanitarian component of its programs,” the diplomats noted. “We emphasize that there is no question about any good goals of the projects of the US Defense Department. Evidence of US work with potential agents of biological weapons is available and they are far from isolated as well as evidence of attempts to deliberately enhance the properties of pathogens of economically significant infections.”
Under the guise of monitoring disease, the United States has scattered brazenly and with impunity illegal laboratories around the world, the embassy highlighted.
The statement emphasized that such institutions have been densely built up close to Russia’s borders.
“The goal is obvious – to be able to create crisis situations of a biological nature at the right time, form artificial foci of infections. In other words, to manage epidemics, putting them at the service of their own interests,” the diplomats clarified.
The facts published by the Russian Ministry of Defense about the United States’ illegal military-biological activities should make one think again about Washington’s true objectives, the statement said.
“Questions are also multiplying among ordinary Americans, demanding clarifications from the government on the sponsored programs,” the embassy pointed out. “It is high time for Washington to admit that if on the multilateral ‘platforms’ it is still possible to enlist the support of like-minded people and to silence those who have doubts, then the questions of their own population cannot be avoided.”
A probe vetoed by the US, Britain and France
Washington Wants to Create Biological Crises When Needed – Moscow
18 August 2023/Agora – The US wants to harness the power of dangerous biological agents and manage artificial epidemics by conducting illegal research in biolabs across the globe, the Russian embassy in Washington has said. In a statement on Thursday, the embassy recalled that Moscow has repeatedly sounded the alarm about what it called “gross violations by the United States of its obligations” under the Biological Weapons Convention which bans this type of armament, and has been signed by virtually all countries in the world, including Russia and the US. However, “Washington ignores the claims, justifying itself by some humanitarian component of its programs,” the embassy said, claiming that such excuses have nothing to do with reality. Russia has repeatedly raised concerns about US biological research, with Moscow’s Defense Ministry suggesting earlier this week that Washington was working with highly contagious and dangerous pathogens to prepare for a potential new pandemic. Last autumn, Russia floated a resolution in the UN calling for a probe into the activities of American laboratories in Ukraine, which was vetoed by the US and its NATO allies Britain and France.
Russia Continues to Investigate
Russia to continue probing into activities of US biolabs worldwide — senior MP
18 August 2023 /TASS – Russia in cooperation with other countries will continue to investigate the activities of US biolaboratories across the world in response to the Pentagon’s allegations that Russia, China and a number of other countries are a threat to the US’ biosecurity, Konstantin Ksachev, deputy speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, said on Friday. According to Kosachev, the Pentagon’s accusations can be interpreted as an indirect evidence that the Russian parliamentary commission’s report on the probe into the activities of US biolaboratories in Ukraine “has reached its goal.” “Since Washington has begun to lay the blame at someone else’s doorsteps, make deceptive maneuvers and accuse others of violating the biological weapons convention, we have hit the nail right in the head: first, America does have something to hide, and, second, Russia’s argument (unlike the Pentagon’s ‘highly likely’) has been heard in the world and Washington is alarmed by that,” he said. After a year of work, Russia’s parliamentary commission on the probe into the activities of US biolaboratories in Ukraine released a report in April. According to the report, there is convincing evidence that US biological programs have an obvious dual nature and are mean for military uses as well.
21 August 2023 Russian MoD: Monkeypox Virus Was Produced In US-controlled Biolabs – The Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement on Friday, saying that there are at least four biological laboratories in Nigeria controlled by the United States, and the monkeypox virus is produced in these laboratories.
Other Countries Want Answers
EU States, China Waiting for Washington’s Answers on Biolabs in Ukraine – Russian Diplomat
18 August 2023/Sputnik – Some countries of the EU were not opposed to further discussions on the issues raised by Russia regarding the activities of biological laboratories in Ukraine in the framework of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), Konstantin Vorontsov, the deputy director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control of the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “We note that even within the Western camp there are countries that do not want to replace the truth with lies invented in Washington, that are at least prepared to recognize the need for further discussion of this topic, that seek to obtain from the United States detailed explanations in connection with military and biological activities in Ukraine, on the one hand, to understand this issue and, on the other hand, to remove this serious irritant that remains on the BTWC platform, Vorontsov told Russian journalists in Geneva, citing Spain and Portugal as an example. The diplomat added that there is a group of countries that fully shares Moscow’s claims regarding military and biological activities in Ukraine carried out in violation of the BTWC.
15 August 2023/PressTV – US politician Robert Kennedy Jr. has confirmed the existence of American biological laboratories in Ukraine which are used to produce banned biological weapons – “Those bioweapons are using all kinds of new synthetic biology and CRISPR (an acronym for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats in DNA) technology and genetic engineering techniques that were not available to a previous generation,” the US politician, RFK Jr. said in the interview with Tucker Carlson.
Briefing on the results of the analysis of documents related to the military biological activities of the United States on the territory of Ukraine (April 14, 2022)
14 April 2022 – Russia Ministry of Defence releases a brief – A special military operation by Russian troops has yielded additional information on US military and biological activities in Ukraine, confirming numerous violations of the Biological Weapons Convention.
Russia requests emergency UN Security Council meeting to present ‘evidence’ of Ukraine biolabs – Russia
11 March 2023/Washington Examiner – Russia has requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council Friday morning to present what it claims is evidence of U.S. involvement in “military biological activities” in Ukraine. The request was announced in a tweet by Russian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy and followed claims by Russia and China that the United States is involved in secret biological research in Ukraine. The U.S. has denied the claims and warned Russia could be spreading misinformation to lay the groundwork for a so-called “false flag” operation. The matter exploded on the world stage after Russia made the allegation that the U.S. knew of dangerous biological research labs in Ukraine and U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland did not unequivocally deny it in a guarded response during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Tuesday. “This is all an obvious ploy by Russia to try to justify its further premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack on Ukraine,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. Russia likewise claimed that Ukraine could be preparing to attack its troops with chemical or biological weapons.
Russian Military Has Gotten Its Hands on Over 20,000 Docs on US Biowarfare Program in Ukraine: MoD
1 January 2023/Sputnik – Russia’s Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RCB) Troops began detailing the extent of the US bioweapons program in Ukraine last spring. Washington initially dismissed the revelations, but undersecretary of state Victoria Nuland eventually confirmed (video) that the US does indeed have biolabs in Ukraine. These materials, which continue to be reviewed and deciphered, confirm without a doubt the Pentagon’s intent to create biological weapons in Ukraine, and to test them out on the populations of the Eastern European country and its neighbors, RCB Troops Chief Igor Kirillov said. He provided a number of new details on Washington’s activities, including a large-scale effort he said was undertaken in 2022 to evacuate Ukrainian specialists working on bioweapons to Western countries, including the US, Canada and the European Union. Referencing documents obtained and studied by the RCB Troops, Kirillov pointed to evidence that specialists from the EcoHealth Alliance has been engaged in research on coronavirus strain transmission mechanisms since at least 2015. EcoHealth Alliance is the US government-funded non-governmental organization which funded controversial gain of function coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and which has been accused of helping to spark the global coronavirus pandemic in 2019. Kirillov also pointed to outstanding questions about the apparent high degree of preparedness by American manufacturers to create mRNA vaccines specifically against coronaviruses, and pandemic planning by US officials and business leaders before COVID-19 was unleashed on the world.
Russia Reveals ‘evidence’ On US-funded Biolabs In Ukraine, Claims 6 Viruses Identified
18 March 2022/Republic World – According to Russia, Ukrainian scientists identified 5 families of viruses, and 3 types of pathogenic bacteria as part of the study funded by the US. In a significant development, Russia’s Defense Ministry on Friday presented documents wherein it sought to confirm the cooperation between the United States and Ukraine in the production of bioweapons. The documents dated March 6, 2015, reveals the Pentagon’s direct participation in financing military biological projects in Ukraine, the ministry noted. “Their use can be disguised as natural disease outbreaks. That is why this project received additional funding, and the deadlines for its implementation were extended,” said the representative of the Russian Defense Ministry.
Russian Embassy: ‘America is Filling Ukraine with Biolabs’
3 March 2022/Rair Foundation – “The US Embassy in Ukraine has just deleted from its website all documents about 11 Pentagon-funded biolaboratories in Ukraine.” – journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva. “As usual, Americans are lying. Because there is no ‘invasion.’ Instead, there is a special military operation to demilitarize and denazify the Ukrainian regime. Demilitarization – because it was the United States that was behind the pumping of the criminal gang with weapons, which barbarically destroyed the civilian population of Donetsk and Lugansk, including children,” the Russian embassy said in a Facebook post. For years, Russia has accused the US of developing bioweapons near its borders. Bulgarian investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, who was fired from The Bulgarian Trud Daily newspaper in 2017 after publishing an article about covert arms supplies to terror groups in Syria by the CIA, revealed on Saturday that the U.S. embassy in Ukraine had removed all documents from its Pentagon-funded Biolabs in Ukraine. The U.S. embassy forgot to remove a document showing that the Pentagon is working on two new Biolabs in Kiev and Odessa. Gaytandzhieva reports that Ukraine has no control over the military Biolabs. The Ukrainian government is not allowed to disclose sensitive information about the program. In addition, the Pentagon has been given access to Ukrainian state secrets.
Pentagon divulges number of US-funded biolabs in Ukraine
10 January 2022/The United Press – US insists 46 “peaceful” facilities were all about public health and safety. The US government has supported 46 facilities in Ukraine over the past 20 years, but as part of a peaceful public health project rather than to develop biological weapons, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The US military accused Russia and China of “spreading disinformation and sowing mistrust” about its efforts to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). According to the Pentagon, the US has “worked collaboratively to improve Ukraine’s biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for both human and animal health,” by providing support to “46 peaceful Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities, and disease diagnostic sites over the last two decades.” These programs have focused on “improving public health and agricultural safety measures at the nexus of nonproliferation.”