According to a Pentagon statement released on Thursday, the US government has operated 46 Biolabs in Ukraine since the early 2000s, which claims the Biolabs are involved in a US project to rid the world of “weapons of mass destruction“.
This is the first time the US Department of Defense (DoD) disclosed the exact number of facilities its government has supported in Ukraine and vindicates so-called “conspiracy theorists” who have been attacked by mainstream media and fact-checkers for bringing to light the existence of US Biolabs in Ukraine.
The Pentagon also claimed that Ukraine has no nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons programs, a position that Russia dismisses.
In fact, Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev recently said that US biological laboratories in Ukraine experimented with deadly diseases.
The Pentagon would go on to reassure in their report that they are “unaware” if Ukraine has any biological weapons.
The Pentagon admits to 46 Biolabs… pic.twitter.com/BpIabPRuix
— Ultra Fren Melissa (@fren_melissa) June 10, 2022
THE PENTAGON ADMITS TO 46 BIOLABS IN UKRAINE:
In a statement released yesterday, the Pentagon admits there are 46 biolabs in Ukraine as part of a project to rid the world of “weapons of mass destruction.”
That’s 46 biolabs. 46.https://t.co/hoZrWK9Srm
— Mark Alan Pearce (@PearceAlan1962) June 10, 2022
Here’s Pentagon’s official report regarding the Biolabs in Ukraine:
The United States has also worked collaboratively to improve Ukraine’s biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for both human and animal health, providing support to 46 peaceful Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities, and disease diagnostic sites over the last two decades. The collaborative programs have focused on improving public health and agricultural safety measures at the nexus of nonproliferation.
This work, often conducted in partnership with outside organizations, such as the WHO and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), has resulted in safer and more effective disease surveillance and detection. Ukrainian scientists have acted consistent with international best practices and norms in publishing research results, partnering with international colleagues and multilateral organizations, and widely distributing their research and public health findings.
Ukraine owns and operates its public health laboratories and associated infrastructure, and the United States is proud to collaborate, cooperate, and provide assistance in support of this infrastructure. These facilities operate just like other state or local public health and research laboratories around the world. Furthermore, all equipment and training provided by the United States is subject to U.S. export control processes, audits, and acquisition laws and regulations, which ensures transparency and compliance with domestic and international laws.
Only three laboratories in #Ukraine possessed the required safety requirements to conduct the type of studies the #Pentagon claimed to be engaged in. What was the remaining 43’s function then?#Biolabs#Russia#UnitedStates https://t.co/hgku90CVli
— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) June 10, 2022
Telesur has some scoop on the story:
On Thursday, the Pentagon commented on the U.S. collaborative work in Ukrainian biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for both human and animal health.
The Pentagon released Thursday a fact sheet explaining the U.S. actions in support of Ukraine’s biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for human and animal health. The document acknowledges the support offered to 46 various civilian laboratories and health care centers in Ukraine over the past 20 years as part of peaceful programs.
“U.S. Collaboration With the International Community to Reduce Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Threats in Ukraine, Russia, and Other Countries of the Former Soviet Union,” reads the document.
According to the document, “The United States has also worked collaboratively to improve Ukraine’s biological safety, security, and disease surveillance for human and animal health, providing support to 46 peaceful Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities, and disease diagnostic sites over the last two decades. The collaborative programs have focused on improving public health and agricultural safety measures at the nexus of nonproliferation.”
Moscow believes that the United States has spent more than $200 million to develop biological weapons at Ukrainian facilities.
The development of Biolabs in Ukraine has been questioned not only by Russia. In March, China also asked the US to explain the purpose of its biological laboratories in Ukraine and urged the parties involved to guarantee the security of these sites.
According to the available data, the United States Department of Defense controls some 336 Biolabs in 30 different countries.