On Tuesday, China demanded from the United States responses to Russian revelations that the US has thirty military bioweapons laboratories in Ukraine. US officials have repeatedly denied the allegations, citing false news and misinformation about Russia.
But in a recent interview (video below) with US Senator Mark Rubio on March 8, Undersecretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland admitted that Washington did provide aid to these labs (but still avoided confirming allegations by Russia). , which Kyiv had developed biological weapons there).
Ukraine has “biological research facilities,” says Secretary of State Victoria Nuland when asked by Sen Rubio whether Ukraine has biological or chemical weapons, saying she is concerned Russia might get them. But she says she is 100% sure a biological attack is on Russia. pic.twitter.com/uo3dHDMfAS
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 8, 2022
Since the day of the interview, revelations from unearthed documents show that the United States was more involved than it admits.
“The continued collaboration of the Nunn-Lugar partners has improved the security of all people from weapons of mass destruction and potential terrorist use, in addition to advances in pandemic prevention and public health consequences,” Lugar said at the time.
At the time, Lugar and (then) fellow senator Barack Obama coordinated efforts with Ukrainian authorities to investigate and prevent the spread of bird flu. Coincidentally, avian flu was one of the pathogens the Kiev labs were studying in the context of the potential spread of dangerous pathogens through bird migration from Ukraine to Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry’s findings suggested.
“Although Victoria Nuland eventually acknowledged the presence of US-funded biolabs in Ukraine, she has failed to address Russia’s allegations of experiments aimed at modifying dangerous pathogens and turning them into biological weapons. At the same time, she said Washington was “fairly concerned” at the prospect of the Russian military seizing these labs during their special operation on Ukrainian territory.”
Meanwhile, CIA director William Burns claimed Ukraine was not researching the dangerous pathogens that could be used in biological weapons. He dismissed the Russian military’s statements as “propaganda” and a possible pretext for “false flag operations.”
Yesterday, the World Health Organization (WHO) called on Ukraine to destroy highly dangerous pathogens held in its laboratories, citing the need to prevent “accidental or deliberate release”.
Below is more evidence
Biolab opens in Ukraine by Tina Redlup
June 17, 2010
US Senator Dick Lugar welcomed the opening of the interim central reference laboratory in Odessa, Ukraine, this week and announced that it will play a crucial role in research into dangerous pathogens used by bioterrorists.
The Level 3 biosecurity lab, the first built under the extended authority of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program, is used to study anthrax, tularemia and Q fever, among other dangerous pathogens.
“The continued collaboration of the Nunn-Lugar partners has enhanced security for all people from weapons of mass destruction and potential terrorist use, in addition to advances in pandemic prevention and public health consequences,” Lugar said.
According to Lugar, plans for the facility began in 2005 when he and then-Senator Barack Obama partnered with Ukrainian officials. Lugar and Obama also helped coordinate efforts between US and Ukrainian researchers this year to study and prevent bird flu.
The Nunn-Lugar Act, which established the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, was created in 1991. Since then it has provided funds and support to help the former Soviet Union dismantle and secure large stockpiles of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. The program was also responsible for destroying chemical weapons in Albania, Lugar said.
Below is the PDF document from 2005.
Below is another PDF version of the document from Defense.gov (Page 11 of 20)