Fear of US biolabs in Ukraine mounting amid international silence
Russia's calls to the US to disclose information about its military biological activity in Ukraine remain unanswered so far.
The Russian Embassy in Washington stressed that the United States must immediately disclose the information about its military biological activities in Ukrainian laboratories.
On its Telegram channel, the Embassy wrote, "We demand that the US side disclose information about military biological activity in laboratories on the territory of Ukraine as soon as possible."
"What kind of peaceful research we are talking about if the Pentagon stands behind these projects," it added.
The Embassy's call comes after Russia demanded Thursday the United States and Ukraine provide data on military biological activity in laboratories in Ukraine and resolve the issue.
Russia calls for emergency meeting on US bioactivity in Ukraine
For his part, Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia announced that Moscow has decided to stop its call of a vote on its draft resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and will instead call for an emergency meeting regarding the US' biological laboratories in the country.
"We decided, on this stage, not to ask for a vote on our draft, but we are not withdrawing the draft resolution. Instead, tomorrow morning, we will ask for an emergency meeting to discuss again the issue of US biolaboratories in Ukraine, using the new documents we obtained in the course of the special military operation," Nebenzia said during a Security Council meeting.
Moscow says it has repeatedly called for the release of data on military biological activities of the pentagon in third-world countries, but the West keeps blocking the initiative.
Research on transmitting diseases through bats ongoing in Kharkov
Earlier, the Russian military pointed out that the death of more than 70 people in DPR in 2018 from multidrug-resistant strains of tuberculosis may be linked to biolab activities in Ukraine.
In a statement, the military highlighted that the US projects in Ukraine isolated six families of viruses, including coronaviruses; three types of pathogenic bacteria.
It added that one of the supervisors of work in Biolabs in Ukraine was head of the DTRA office at the US embassy in Kiev.
Moscow stated that research on ways of transmitting diseases to humans through bats was carried out in Kharkov together with the Lugar center in Tbilisi.
US funding for military biological work in Ukraine was $32 million
According to the Chief of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Igor Kirillov, the entire amount of US support for military biological work carried out at Ukrainian Ministry of Defense facilities was $32 million.
The official presented a document dated March 6, 2015, confirming the Pentagon's direct participation in the financing of military biological projects in Ukraine, stating that, as is customary, US projects in the field of sanitary and epidemiological well-being in third countries, including Africa and Asia, are funded through national health authorities.