Russia continues to criticize U.S. biological military projects in Ukraine

  Recently, the Russian Ministry of Defense has successively released a series of original documents and the results of Russia's research and judgment on the US-funded biological military projects in Ukraine.

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said in an interview with Belarusian media on April 2 that the United States is trying to divert the attention of the outside world and lead the topic to an irrelevant level, but the facts are the facts.

  Since March 6, Igor Kirillov, commander of the Russian Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Force, has held five special press conferences, exposing a series of migratory birds, bats and other animals funded by the US Department of Defense in Ukraine. As the research object, biological scientific research projects involving pathogens such as highly pathogenic avian influenza, plague, anthrax, and coronavirus.

According to information disclosed by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the U.S. military was deeply involved and even completely controlled the biological research projects of 30 biological laboratories in Ukraine.

  On March 31, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the list of personnel involved in the U.S. military biological program in Ukraine.

Kirillov said that one of the key figures on the list, Robert Pope, is the head of the US Department of Defense Threat Reduction Agency staff and the US Threat Reduction Partnership Program.

It was he who proposed the creation of a "central repository of particularly dangerous microorganisms" in Ukraine.

In a letter sent to the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, Pope emphasized "the need to ensure that U.S. experts have access to Ukraine's biological laboratories" and proposed the establishment of a microbiological repository.

Under the direct supervision of Joanna Wintrall, head of the U.S. Department of Defense Threat Reduction Office in Ukraine, the U.S. UP-4, UP-6, and UP-8 programs study deadly pathogens, including Bacillus anthracis, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus, Leptospira.

  Kirillov also mentioned the Ukrainian division of Black & Veatch, headed by Lance Lippencott.

The company has been working since 2008 for the U.S. Department of Defense within the framework of the "Research on Potentially Hazardous Biological Agents" program, among which several programs include the study of rickettsia and tick-borne encephalitis in arthropods of northwestern Uzbekistan The virus's "UP-1" plan.

To monitor the biological environment globally, during the implementation of the "UP-2" program, the company established a system for remote monitoring of the incidence of tularemia and anthracnose in biological facilities in Ukraine.

  Kirilov said the issue of biomonitoring and information transmission was being overseen by David Mushtra, who was in close contact with the US Department of Defense contractor Metabiota.

Mushtra had led military biological programs in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, under the U.S. Threat Reduction Cooperation Program.

Scott Thornton is in charge of the laboratory renovation.

Thornton advises Ukrainians on dealing with particularly dangerous pathogens within the framework of the U.S. Department of Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Ukraine program.

  As Russia’s investigation continues to deepen, more participating institutions and investment “financiers” behind the U.S. biomilitary research project in Ukraine have also surfaced.

The Russian Defense Ministry stated that in addition to the US military, the US Agency for International Development, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the George Soros Foundation and many cutting-edge scientific research institutions have also directly participated in the implementation of relevant projects or provided scientific research support.

An investment fund called "Rosemont Seneca" also participated in funding the Ukrainian biolab.

The fund has close ties to prime contractors for the U.S. military.

  The website of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) issued a statement on March 31, saying that the Russian parliament's investigation committee on the establishment of a biological laboratory by the United States in Ukraine held its first meeting on the same day and heard information provided by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Co-chairman of the committee and vice-chairman of the Russian State Duma Yarovaya said that Russia's special military operation has exposed the dangerous actions of the United States in Ukraine, and this danger has spread to both Russia and Ukraine.

  (This newspaper, Moscow, April 5th)

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