He stressed that the "finds" in military biological laboratories in the liberated territories of Donbass and in the surrounding areas indicate direct violations of the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological and Toxin Weapons (BTWC).
“Contrary to the facts, the American administration is trying to justify itself, stating that all biological research in Ukraine was of an exclusively peaceful, civilian nature.
There is no evidence, ”the minister noted in his article for Izvestia.
Lavrov added that the Russian side provided Washington and the UN Security Council with documents on the relevant topic, and the procedure for obtaining clarifications in accordance with the BTWC has begun.
Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, commented on the publication on the Pentagon website "Reference material on efforts to reduce the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) with Ukraine, Russia and other former Soviet countries."
The document stated that the United States allegedly conducts peaceful activities in the biological sphere in the post-Soviet space.
Igor Kirillov, head of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, called the Pentagon's clarification about US biological activities in the post-Soviet space "a prosecutor's dream."