US military using Ukraine for biological programs: Security official
The Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev confirms the information at a meeting with his colleagues in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
Moscow's indications that Ukraine was being used as a base for Washington's military biological programs were confirmed during Russia's special military operation, said Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev at a meeting with his colleagues in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Yerevan on Friday.
"During the operation, our suspicions were confirmed that Ukraine became a base for Washington’s military biological programs. Such US projects require particular attention of the civilized world because the Americans were the only ones who didn’t join the protocol on mutual control within the framework of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention," he stated, TASS reported.
A large body of evidence has already been acquired, according to the top security officer.
He added that "the accumulation of new facts on criminal breaches of international laws by the US and Ukraine continues on a persistent basis.”
Russia’s Investigative Committee concluded that the US has poured more than $224 million into biological research in Ukraine between 2005 and early 2022. Moscow added that Western pharmaceutical giants, nonprofits, and even the US Democratic Party all took part in the scheme.
The senior official stated that considerable effort has been done on establishing laws relevant to CSTO cooperation in this field in order to respond to biosecurity concerns. He stated that the documents had been worked on for a long time and will be submitted for approval by CSTO nations in September 2021.
Patrushev also stressed that Russia has been "defending the Donbass population from genocide by the Kiev regime, performing the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine and prosecuting war criminals responsible for brutal crimes against civilians" throughout the special military operation.