Russian investigators reveal US Defense officials linked to biolabs
Russian investigators were able to identify a wide range of US defense officials involved in the development of biological weapons in Ukraine with millions of dollars in funding.
Alexander Bastrykin, the head of the Russian Investigative Committee, stated that Russian investigators were able to identify a wide range of people involved in the development of biological weapons in Ukraine, including representatives of the US Defense Ministry and companies, with total funding of more than $224 million.
"The analysis of obtained documents facilitated a precise identification of individuals related to the military biological activity in Ukraine, including the representatives of the US Defense Ministry and contractor companies," Bastrykin told RT in an interview.
According to the source, the amount of US support for biological initiatives has topped $224 million. The United States has continually worked on the modernization and re-equipment of around 30 scientific institutes associated with the Ukrainian health and agriculture ministries, as well as many sanitary and epidemiological facilities associated with the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
"The results of the research were relocated to the Kiev-controlled territories before the start of the special military operation," Bastrykin added.
Earlier in April, Igor Kirillov, the Russian armed forces' head of radiation, chemical, and biological defense, stated that Russian intelligence officers discovered three Ukrainian drones equipped with chemical sprayers in the Kherson region, adding that Ukraine purchased more than 50 similar devices that can be used to apply biological formulations and toxic chemicals in January 2022.
Last week, the Russian Embassy in the United States announced that American experts are looking into the documents that expose the existence and activities of American biological laboratories in Ukraine.
The Embassy said in a statement that American experts are carefully analyzing the facts uncovered by the Russian armed forces about the Pentagon's illegal military biological activities in Ukraine.
It highlighted that experts are raising questions about the existence of such labs in Ukraine, also funded by the United States.
The statement claimed that, according to US law, research in cases of creating biological weapons is permitted with government approval, and experiments are conducted outside national jurisdiction.