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Russia Calls UNSC Meeting To Present Evidence Against U.S.-Supported Biolabs in Ukraine

March 12, 2022 (EIRNS)—The UN Security Council, at Russia’s request, met yesterday to discuss the matter of U.S.-backed biological labs in Ukraine. “We called this meeting because during the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, some shocking facts came to light: the Kiev regime is urgently concealing traces of a military biological program that Kiev implemented with support of the U.S. Department of Defense,” said Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vassily Nebenzia in a lengthy statement to the council. “The Defense Ministry of Russia got hold of documents confirming that Ukraine developed a network of at least 30 biological laboratories that host extremely dangerous biological experiments, aimed at enhancing the pathogen properties of plague, anthrax, tularemia, cholera, and other lethal diseases with the help of synthetic biology. This work is funded and directly supervised by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the United States, i.a. in the interests of Pentagon’s National Center for Medical Intelligence.”

Nebenzia went on to report in great detail the structure and work of the U.S.-funded labs in Ukraine, based on documents that the Russians say they have recovered as a result of their military operation in Ukraine, all of which the Russian Defense Ministry has posted online. He charged that the U.S. was studying the possibilities of spreading dangerous pathogens by birds, bats, fleas and lice. “Ukraine has a unique geographical location, where transcontinental migration routes of potential carriers of dangerous diseases intersect,” he said, pointing out that birds tagged and released from the Kherson nature reserve, were caught in Ivanovo and Voronezh regions of Russia.

Nebenzia also charged that U.S.-directed reforms of the Ukrainian health care system triggered outbreaks, tracked by the World Health Organization, of dangerous and economically relevant infections in Ukraine. “There is an increase in the number of cases of rubella, diphtheria, tuberculosis,” he said. “Occurrence of measles has increased more than 100-fold. The World Health Organization said Ukraine runs high risks of having a polio outbreak.”

Nebenzia showed that the Russians were also prepared for a response from the U.S. and its allies “who will definitely say that this information is all fake and Russian propaganda,” he said.

“However, this sort of wishful thinking will hardly help Europeans should Ukraine and its neighboring states have outbreaks of dangerous diseases that would subsequently spread beyond their borders. This risk seems rather real if we take into account considerable interest that Ukrainian radical and nationalist groups have in the research of dangerous pathogens that was conducted in Ukraine in the interests of the U.S. Department of Defense.”

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