Russia: US evacuated most materials, data from biolabs in Ukraine
Moscow reveals that one of the possible goals of the Washington-funded biolabs in Ukraine was to create bioagents capable of selectively affecting various ethnic groups.
Pentagon-funded bio-laboratories on the territory of Ukraine developed, among other things, projects for the spread of biological weapons to the territory of Russia via bats, Igor Kirillov, the head of the radiation, chemical, and biological defense of the Russian Armed Forces, revealed Thursday.
According to Kirillov, in some projects, "bats are considered as carriers of potential biological weapons," adding that research was being conducted near Russian borders, namely in South Caucasus and the Black Sea coast.
In the same context, Kirillov the example of the UP-4 project, "which was implemented with the participation of laboratories in Kiev, Kharkov, and Odessa and was designed for the period up to 2020."
Spreading infections through migratory birds
The goal of the project was "to study the possibility of spreading especially dangerous infections through migratory birds, including the highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza, the lethality of which for humans reaches 50%, as well as Newcastle disease," he explained.
The official pointed out that US Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland has indirectly confirmed that Pentagon was engaged in implementing a military biological program in Ukraine.
"The payroll sheet for the work carried out by Ukrainian contractors clearly demonstrates the scheme of their financing. The fact that the Office of the US Department of Defense pays money for participation in research directly, without the involvement of intermediaries, is confirmed," Kirillov noted.
Bioagents affecting ethnic groups
One of the possible goals of the US-funded biolabs in Ukraine was the creation of bioagents capable of selectively affecting various ethnic groups, Kirillov told reporters, confirming that the US has already evacuated most materials and data from the biolabs.
"According to the available information, the Americans have already managed to evacuate most of the documentation from the laboratories in Kiev, Kharkov and Odessa, including databases, biomaterials and equipment to the Lviv Research Institute of Epidemiology and Hygiene and to the American consulate in Lviv. It is possible that part of the collection will be moved to Poland," Kirillov indicated.