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Pentagon divulges number of US-funded biolabs in Ukraine

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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).

This is the first time the US Department of Defense disclosed the exact number of facilities its government has supported in Ukraine, in a document titled ‘Fact Sheet on WMD Threat Reduction Efforts.’

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.”

The work of these biolabs was “often” conducted in partnership with bodies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and was “consistent with international best practices and norms in publishing research results, partnering with international colleagues and multilateral organizations, and widely distributing their research and public health findings,” the Pentagon insisted.

Last month, the Russian military said only three laboratories in Ukraine had the required safety levels to do the kind of research they were engaged in. Head of the Radioactive, Chemical, and Biological Protection Forces Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov cited Ukrainian government reports to point to a series of problems at one of those facilities in Odessa, by way of example.

In a series of briefings starting in March, the Russian military has presented evidence of the Pentagon’s involvement in funding laboratories in Ukraine. In early May, Kirillov accused Kiev of launching a biological attack against the breakaway region of Lugansk and of conducting “inhumane experiments” on Ukrainian patients. Other evidence suggested attempts to weaponize drones to disperse pathogens, and attempts to destroy compromising materials after Russia sent troops into Ukraine in February.

According to Russia’s Investigative Committee, the US has poured more than $224 million into biological research in Ukraine between 2005 and early 2022. Western pharmaceutical giants, nonprofits and even the US Democratic Party were involved in the scheme, Moscow has said.

To hear the Pentagon explain it, the US had “full approval” of the Russian government to engage “thousands of former Russian biological weapons scientists to conduct peaceful biological research projects for public health purposes.” Earlier in the document, the US military points out it was trying to create “sustainable civilian employment” for scientists with “weapons-related knowledge” in order to “remove incentives to seek or accept of terrorist or other state actor employment and financing.”

US involvement with biological laboratories in Ukraine “remain peaceful efforts to improve nuclear and radiological safety and security, disease surveillance, chemical safety and security, and readiness to respond to epidemics and pandemics such as COVID-19,” the Pentagon said.

Meanwhile, it accused Russia – with the help of China – of seeking “to undermine that work by spreading disinformation and sowing mistrust in the people and institutions all over the world that contribute to WMD threat reduction.”

China has responded to Russian briefings by calling for the US to provide a “fair, objective and professional” explanation of its activities.

The Pentagon insists that Ukraine “has no nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons programs” and that the small amount of highly enriched uranium (HEU) that remains at research institutes in Kiev and Kharkov “is well below the amount needed to produce a nuclear device.”

Image credit: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force, Public Domain

Source:RT News

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  1. The biggest, most corrupt government in human history, who only last month called biolabs a conspiracy, now admits the biolabs are real but promise they were only intended for “peaceful” purposes?

    Yeah sure why not, good enough for me 👍

  2. $224 million into biological research in Ukraine ????? How much we got? Probably nothing. NZ expertise in biological research is far higher than Ukraine which has a very low ranking in biological research. It is the poorest country in Europe and far from being called a democracy. Full of neonazis. US finally admitted some 5% of their involvement after Russia releasing the documentary evidence found in Ukaraine.

    Why Jacinda is fond of funding Ukraine when child poverty in NZ is at a level we have not witnessed before????

  3. ‘Peaceful’ hahaha yeah right. Good Tui ad. How come it took them so long to admit it, and why the secrecy and denials over so many years?

  4. Damage control.They knew the Russians had the evidence and they didnt want to be embarassed,so now they are trying to control the narrative with this bullshit

  5. Ha if you have bought into all this Bullsdust, then this might be a surprise to you!
    They can quite safely divulge whatever they want now! And blame and point fake fingers at who they are told to! YES told too!
    All part and parcel of the plan, that they can let slip on all manner of stuff now as, a greater percentage of the world population has had at least One Vax shot, and THEY know that their live span is very compromised/diminished/shortened or already dead!
    THEY are now in a position to do whatever THEY want, when THEY want, and any opposition will be detained/controlled or 5G’d.
    Look at our own leader, off flitting around supposedly on trade missions? Ha really! Look closely at who she met and who they then met? Surprised there wasn’t a visit to the fake Ukraine war!!!
    This is all totally orchestrated. Totally!!
    I can’t believe people are surprised and are taken in by this!!
    It’s a sad, sad state of affairs.

    • More likely the US being caught with the pants down and now trying damage control. The fact remains that the Russian has concrete and undeniable proof of the secret biolabs weapons labs.

      • Wake up Aru
        Russia, China, US, UK, Canada, NZ, Australia and a multitude of other countries are involved in this boots and all.
        Do a bit more research on something other than MSM and you will find out!
        Try Brand New Tube or Bitchute or Rumble
        Or stay asleep, YOUR CHOICE

  6. The u.s. military claims to working on “improving public health and agricultural safety measures….” in the biological research.

    Isn’t it strange that the u.s. military (instead of the department of health or department of agriculture or some universities) is driving such research collabration initiatives in Ukraine.

    Thank goodness that we have the likes of Ed Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange to shed light on at least some of the wide ranging dark secrets.

    We need more of these whistle blowers.

    Support https://www.change.org/p/free-julian-assange-before-it-s-too-late-stop-usa-extradition

  7. The u.s. military claims to working on “improving public health and agricultural safety measures….” in the biological research.

    Isn’t it strange that the u.s. military (instead of the department of health or department of agriculture or some universities) is driving such research collabration initiatives in Ukraine.

    Thank goodness that we have the likes of Ed Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange to shed light on at least some of the wide ranging dark secrets.

    We need more of these whistle blowers.

  8. Many of the research contracts specifically specify to use only Russian DNA samples. No more evidence is needed to prove that US and Ukraine were plotting for a bio-weapon.

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