Did the U.S. Army fund labs to produce biological weapons in Ukraine? Yes, confirms Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. China is concerned.
For several days, the alternative press and social media have been talking about the presence of numerous laboratories for the production of biological weapons on Ukrainian soil. They would be financed by the Pentagon. The official press denounces this new fake news accusing the Kremlin of wanting to justify its aggression against Ukraine. And it calls all those who raise the subject “conspiracy theorists“. No less.
However, in the face of the outcry from China in particular, US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland declared in a tweet on Tuesday that Washington was working with Ukraine to prevent the biological research facilities from falling into Russian hands. She thus confirms all the “conspiracy theories” about the existence of these labs.
In its March 4 edition, Le Courrier des Stratèges reveals that there are 11 bio-laboratories in Ukraine linked to the United States that “work with very dangerous pathogens”.
The newspaper writes: “With the support of the United States, the first biological center in Ukraine was opened on June 15, 2010 as part of the Mechnikov Anti-Plague Research Institute in Odessa in the presence of U.S. ambassador John Tefft. The Odessa center has been awarded a level to work with strains used in the development of biological weapons.”
He adds, “In Ukraine alone in 2013, bio-labs were opened in Vinnytsia, Ternopil, Uzhhorod, Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Simferopol, Kherson, Lviv (three labs at once in that city!) and Lugansk with U.S. support.”
The memory of the Internet
According to the newspaper, these laboratories were built under the U.S. Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (DTRA), a combat support agency within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Until now, the U.S. Embassy in Kiev published documents on its website detailing the funding of labs authorized to handle pathogens. But they were deleted as soon as the Russian attack started.
Luckily, the memory of the web is indelible, reminds Le Courrier des Stratèges.
China is very worried
China does not joke with pathogens. Struck several times by these little beasts that do great damage (bird flu, swine flu, Covid-19), the Middle Kingdom is interested in the secret labs of Ukraine. And is asking embarrassing questions of the United States.
According to the Xinhua News Agency, quoted by french.china.org, the Chinese Foreign Ministry asked the United States on Tuesday “to publish all the details about their biological laboratories in Ukraine” and urged the parties concerned to ensure their safety.
Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, “The U.S. bio-military activities in Ukraine are just the tip of the iceberg. Under different names, the U.S. Department of Defense controls 336 biological laboratories in 30 countries.”
The spokesman added this jab: “The United States has blocked the construction of the Biological Weapons Convention verification protocol for 20 years and refuses to accept inspections of biological facilities within and outside its borders, which only adds to the concerns of the international community.”
Victoria Nuland, sous-secrétaire d’Etat 🇺🇸, reconnaît devant le congrès que des installations de recherche d’armes biologiques (financées par les USA, ndlr) existent en Ukraine, et craint que la Russie n'en prenne le contrôle. pic.twitter.com/uL1X4kVJtM
— Nathalie Yamb (@Nath_Yamb) March 8, 2022
Le gvt chinois monte au créneau et déclare :"Les USA ont 336 labos dans 30 pays sous leur contrôle, dont 26 rien qu'en Ukraine. Ils devraient rendre compte des activités militaires biologiques et se soumettre à une vérif multilatérale.pic.twitter.com/skpHQWIOrX
— Rémi Gration (@RemiGration2022) March 8, 2022
#BREAKING Min. des Aff. étrangères russe Lavrov
"Nous avons des informations qui montrent que les États-Unis ont construit 2 labos de guerre biologique à Kiev et Odessa.
Ils ont développé des agents pathogènes dans ces labos en Ukraine."
Ils diront en choeur: "Propagande russe!" pic.twitter.com/zTTer17mqz
— Tayo Joachim (@tayo_joachim) March 7, 2022