The Pentagon and American companies implicated in Ukrainian military biolabs: Russia

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The head of the Russian investigative commission, Alexander Bastrykin, said his team was making progress in a criminal investigation into the alleged Pentagon-funded biological weapons program.

“Analysis of the documents obtained allowed us to clearly identify those involved in military biological activities in Ukraine, including representatives of the US Department of Defense and US companies linked to it,” he said. said, RT reported.



Bastrykin added that the United States had spent more than $224 million on biological programs in Ukraine since 2005 and that foreign aid had been used to equip and modernize about 30 research centers run by Ukrainian ministries of health. Defence, Health and Agriculture.

“The results of the said research were evacuated to the territory controlled by kyiv before the start of the special military operation (of Russia), “he said, adding that his agency would continue to study the documents at this time. topic.

In March, Moscow claimed to have found evidence that the United States had funded biological weapons research in Ukraine. Washington and kyiv have denied the claim and accused Russia of waging a disinformation campaign, RT reported.

Senior US diplomat Victoria Nuland said at the time that Washington was working with Ukraine to prevent research materials from falling into the hands of Russian troops.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian, meanwhile, urged the United States to “fully account for its biological military activities at home and abroad and submit to multilateral verification.” .

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